Hot 97 host Ebro Darden used his show to sound off in support of Nicki Minaj in a video posted yesterday (January 14).

“I’m super proud of Nicki Minaj this morning,” Ebro says on the radio. “Her ex-boyfriend out here yappin’, right. And by the way he was never a public figure, so for him to be running around and doing interviews is super lame and believe that’s one of the reasons that they broke up, because he wanted to be somebody.”

Ebro addresses Safaree Samuels, Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend. Samuels spoke with the Power 105’s  The Breakfast Club Tuesday (January 13) and asserted that he assisted Minaj in writing her lyrics.

“Every time it came to writing raps,” Samuels says, “it was me, her and the beat. It got to the point where the respect was gone. I’m the one who packed my stuff and left.”

Ebro says that Minaj is not thrilled about the recent comments.

“I spoke to Nicki yesterday and she was upset about all of this and I just told her to be patient because in a few weeks this will all be gone and no one will be talking about your ex and your old relationships, but she was most upset about the idea that someone else was writing her rhymes,” Ebro says in the video. “He asserted that there was help. When you look at Nicki Minaj’s album credits, there’s a lot of people that work on albums… But when you assert that somebody wrote your rhymes – you know that’s Nicki’s thing. But I told you that’s why he did it, because he knew that would hurt you.”

Ebro detailed his advice for Minaj’s ex.

“Like how you with Nicki Minaj and you can’t play the back my G?” Ebro says. “You know he was chilling get cars, motorcycles, living in the houses, all dat. You can’t just kick back, start a business? Buy a Dunkin Donuts…a Wing Stop, my G?”

Nicki Minaj’s latest studio album, The Pinkprint, has sold 388,200 copies to date and received a HHDX rating of four out of five.

The Pinkprint runs a middle path between pop over exertion and real lyricism, creating an everything for someone aesthetic that Nicki doesn’t allow to shift into wastefulness,” the HHDX review says. “As such, it is an ambitious undertaking Nicki has wrangled in highly entertaining fashion.”

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