AceShowbiz - Safaree Samuels was among the attendees at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Monday night, August 26, but his appearance that night was not what made him become trending on social media. Instead, it was an old video of him serving as Nicki Minaj's backup dancer during her performance at the annual event nine years ago.
Nicki was performing with will.i.am on the pre-show stage at the time, marking the first time she ever took the stage at the ceremony. The focus was supposed to be on the "Anaconda" rapper, who was busy spitting bars in a purple bodysuit and a pink wig, but Safaree stole people's attention more due to him hilariously pop-locking in the back.
Many couldn't help but make fun on him. "Safaree in the back is sending me over," one wrote. "[Nicki] raggedy a** truly did not deserve Safaree, that man in the back there acting a fool for her," someone said of the "Love & Hip Hop: New York" star. "Looking back at this now, safaree looks like a whole clown in the bg what was he even doing??" another comment read.
"All this bulls**t taking place n Safaree still somehow found a way to be the most ridiculous spectacle on the stage," an individual said. "Dawg wtf safaree was doing. Love make you do crazy s**t," one other said, while one person admitted to being "stressed out" while watching the VH1 star dance in the back.
Nicki and Safaree dated for 12 years and the former was very private about their relationship for the most part. She only started going public over their relationship towards the end of their romance, before ultimately called things quit in 2014. Things turned sour between the two after that, with both of them accusing each other of cheating, lying and stealing.