Are Erica Mena And Safaree Samuels Dating? New Details On Their Rumored Secret Relationship

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Are Erica Mena And Safaree Samuels Dating? New Details On Their Rumored Secret Relationship

Nicki Minaj's ex Safaree Samuels has a new gal. He's been linked to Love and Hip Hop's Erica Mena. The two were seen walking hand-in-hand in matching fur coats at the Brooklyn Nets-Utah Jazz game Wednesday night, December 19th at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. Sources close to the pair say that the fireworks were immediate between Erica and Safaree. This wasn't the first outing for the reality TV stars. Erica took to Instagram to post a photo of the two of them with the caption, "My favorite vaca in the history of vaca's. You saved me twice from drowning. You save my life then. And now." So, what's the scoop? Are Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels dating?


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1. It's a pretty new romance

Even though Erica and Safaree have already gone on vacation together, sources close to the couple report that their romance is a pretty recent thing. In fact, they aren't officially boyfriend and girlfriend yet. On November 28th, Erica tweeted a cryptic message saying, “Wow! A man who was loved by his mother correctly growing up is a Man that is like no other. WTF this is what I been missing." The two were featured on Scared Famous, and fans noticed the fireworks between them then. Will their romance be featured on Love and Hip Hop soon?

2. Previous relationships

Safaree had a volatile on-again off-again relationship with Nicki Minaj from 2000 to 2014. It did not end well. In fact, Samuels recently accused Minaj of trying to kill him. He claims that Nicki went after him with a knife, stabbing him so badly he had to call an ambulance to take him to the hospital. Nicki claims he is lying. Erica's most high-profile relationship also ended in 2014. She dated and was briefly engaged to rapper Bow Wow. 


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3. Is Safaree in Love?

In a November 2018 interview with Page Six Safaree said he was "madly in love" with a new woman. He told the publication that he had been friends with this woman for a long time before realizing that they should be together. He said,“When I’m not with her, I get headaches because I’m just thinking about her non-stop."

4. Nicki Minaj is not his business

Safaree is continually associated with Nicki Minaj due to their 14-year relationship. The Love and Hip Hop: New York star told Page Six, “I focus on myself and anything that has to do with my ex and just things like that, I just try to stay out of it. At the end of the day when you’re with somebody for so long, they associate you with each other no matter what. Like every time something happens, you wanna know about things and it’s nobody’s business what I think. Just like it’s none of my business what’s going on because this is a situation that I’ve been away from for five years. I don’t think people realize it. I’ve been away from that situation for five years now doing my own thing.”


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5. Erica's past relationship drama

Safaree isn't the only one with a dramatic relationship in his past. Just recently, Erica's ex, rapper Bow Wow, threatened to leak a sex tape from their 2014 relationship. The rapper-turned-actor took to Instagram to issue a warning to Erica. He claimed he would leak the sex tape if she doesn't stop messing with him. He posted in his Instagram stories:  “ERICA YOU DONT WANNA DO IT” he continued. “TRUST ME I GOT YOU ON TAPE! You know i’m petty!!! I keep everything!!! Dont make me leak the tape!” Mena responded by basically telling him to go ahead as she had an attorney on the case already. Mena claims that the reason she broke up with Bow Wow is that he tried to kill himself while her son was in the house. 

Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.