After an astonishing 14 years of dating, Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels broke up in late 2014.
At first, the split seemed to be amicable, but last month Nicki ripped Samuels on Twitter in one of the great bitter ex tirades of all time.
This morning, Samuels sat down with Charlamagne Tha God and The Breakfast Club to try and clear the air and salvage a bit of his dignity:
Samuels is mostly respectful to his ex, but he also claims that he helped her write all of her songs, and that he was the one who ended the relationship.
"I walked away," Samuels says at one point. I'm not gonna say I broke up with her, but I'm the one who packed my stuff and I left.
"It just got to the point where the respect was gone. Everyone around her works for her...It got to the point where I was being treated as an employee."
The Breakfast Club crew goes pretty hard on Safaree here, asking for his thoughts on incidents such as Nicki giving Drake a lap dance and kissing Lil Wayne on the lips.
They even question him about the rumor that he was in the studio when Nicki's song "Only" was recorded. (Nicki's male collaborators on the track rap about having sex with her and Wayne even suggests that "her man ain't hittin' it right.")
"I'd been dealing with it for so long that it kinda seemed like the norm to me," Samuels responds. "I was numb to all of it."
Sadly, Samuels agrees with Nicki's assessment that the two of them would have been married with kids "if it wasn't for the industry."
It's not all negative, as he repeatedly refers to Nicki as "the best female rapper alive," but even so, this interview sounds like the nail in the coffin for Nicki and Safaree's chances of getting back together.