Safaree Samuels publicly thanked Sean Kingston and his family on Thursday (Aug. 31) for their support during a low point in his life.
The self-proclaimed ‘stunt man’ revealed that Kingston held him down during a period of financial instability. Samuels highlighted the “Fire Burning” singer on his Instagram feed — also sharing a photo of them together.
“In 2016/17, I went broke and was living w/ @seankingston for almost 2 yrs. I am 4ever grateful to this man & his family,” Safaree Samuels wrote. “At 1 of my lowest times in life, he held me down like no other! That’s why I don’t pay attention to this internet sh*t. My level of love and respect for the family is beyond measures!”
His bit about “playing on social media” echoes his recent sentiments on X (formerly Twitter). On Aug. 24, he posted about the “crazy” aspect of adults “fighting on social media for free.”
He also posted about people “looking into a phone camera and yelling or crying about personal issues to strangers.” Again, he labeled the act “crazy.”
“Smart phones have made ppl not have friends in real life anymore. This thought just crossed my mind I had to share,” Samuels posted.
Looking into a phone camera and yelling or crying about personal issues to strangers is crazy 😂😂😂 smart phones have made ppl not have friends in real life anymore. This thought just crossed my mind I had to share. go suck yuh mumma . Bye
— @IAMSAFAREE (@IAMSAFAREE) August 24, 2023
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As for Sean Kingston, from the looks of it, the singer never aired Safaree’s personal struggles on social media or otherwise. It’s unclear if Sean Kingston has seen Safaree’s social-based gratitude. However, as of Friday, the post had garnered over 30,000 likes and more than 300 comments.
I really appreciate and thank you all! I love y’all 4ever from the bottom of my heart! @mamakingston @kanemaroyal I could go on 4ever, but I just wanna say thank y’all,” Samuels wrote. Being there for some1 when they have nothing is a lot different than being there when it’s all good. Be kind becuz you never know what somebody is going through.”
The friends share Jamaican roots, with Kingston becoming an international star in the early 2000s. His 2007 debut single “Beautiful Girls” peaked on Billboard’s Hot 100 and remained there for four weeks.
Meanwhile, Samuels has steered clear of publicly commenting on his ex-wife’s recent legal troubles. As previously reported, Atlanta police arrested Erica Mena last week Friday following an altercation with security at a local lounge. She faces four charges, including battery and obstruction.
The week, Mena also faced backlash for calling Jamaican singer Spice a “blue monkey” and directing animal sounds at her. Their disagreement aired on a recent episode of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” with tensions rising to the physical level after Spice suggested Erica’s eldest son dislikes his mother. Mena has not publicly commented on her arrest nor the criticism of the historically racist insult.
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As for Safaree, fans recently learned he’s a single man — despite an on-screen romance with Love & Hip Hop Miami cast member Amara La Negra. The Spanish-language artist revealed she’s been single since her twins’ father and claimed to do a job she’s paid for very well.
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