Safaree Samuels Robbery Caught On Security Camera
By Sam Valorose
April 11, 2018
Security footage of Safaree Samuels being robbed at gunpoint has been obtained by TMZ, proving that the event happened as he explained to Angie Martinez. After going on air with New York City radio host just hours after the robbery, the Love & Hip Hop star was visibly shaken after the traumatic experience, almost to the point of tears. He claimed that over $183,000 in cash and jewelry had been stolen from him and he was forced to lay on the ground with a gun pointed at is head.
"I just got robbed at gunpoint. A couple hours ago," the 35-year-old rapper said during his sit-down with Angie Martinez. "Two dudes with guns just ran up on me. Had me face down to the floor with a gun to my head. They just took everything."
"Where it happened ain't a place where stuff like that is supposed to happen," he said. "I was laid out on the floor waiting until I knew nobody was standing over me and ran. It's traumatizing, it just keeps replaying."
Unfortunately for Safaree, many people found the incident humorous or didn't believe him that the robbery even took place. Charlamagne Tha God, host of The Breakfast Club, even had to tell his listeners to stop asking him to give Safaree title of 'Donkey Of The Day,' saying, "what’s wrong with y’all? Anybody can get robbed. Y’all really weird on social media." Rapper T.I. was less than sympathetic to the rapper. Under an Instagram post from The Shade Room detailing the events, the Atlanta legend commented, "Cold world...get a sweater" with the shrug emoji.
Safaree posted a long message on his Facebook page, thanking fans for the well wishes but asking those teasing him that it was a "very serious and traumatic experience." The post reads:
"Thank you to everyone who has sent me well wishes... as funny as this may seem to some ppl this is a very serious and traumatic experience that I am dealing with, a life changing experience. It’s something that keeps replaying in my head over and over. Nothing is more precious than life and the meaning of life flashing before your eyes really has a new meaning to me. People are failing to realize I just lost my uncle due to a robbery and I’m still not over that and I’m dealing with this while being in the public eye and all I could think about was my uncle losing his life. Life is precious and it shouldn’t be taken for granted. A lot of things will be different."
Watch Safaree's full interview with Angie Martinez below: