It looks like “Love and Hip Hop: New York” star Safaree Samuels is in need of some serious protection nowadays, although fans apparently find that hard to believe.
The “No Regular Girl” rapper performed in Southfield, Michigan, this past weekend and brought along his security team, who happened to be packing heavy artillery. One of the personnel who stood in front of Samuels while walking him through a crowd of people was strapped with an apparent automatic rifle in his hands.
“Shout out Detroit for the hospitality‼️🙏🏾 Secure the 💼 and get home safe is the mission Daily 🙏🏾‼️” the “LHHNY” actor wrote in his video caption Monday, referencing his reinforcement of security. “Being in the public eye is 1 of the most dangerous jobs! You announce your whereabouts while you travel the world for any and everyone to know. Spread that!”
Well, many fans disagreed. Several even pointed out that Samuels was in Southfield and not Detroit. The city apparently has a lower crime rate than the Motor City.
“Southfield not Detroit. 🤧 u a whole joke for this lmao wasn’t nobody checking for u lmao 😂.”
“Damn dude got the gun ready like he ready to cap someone off the tallest building in the world! 🤣 bihh this ain’t call of duty!”
“You were in Southfield not Detroit! You just clowned yourself 🤦🏾♀️🤡 try again bud 😂.”
“Booooyyyyy 😂 what u expecting to run up on u? A transformer? 😭 you tripping.”
Others said they understood exactly why Samuels hired armed security officials.
“When he got robbed y’all laughed at him smh 🙄 i get why he got security.”
“He doing what he has to do to protect himself. How u don’t get that smh 🤦🏾♀️.”
Samuels was robbed at gunpoint in New Jersey in April 2018 by a childhood friend who reportedly stole over $183,000 in cash and jewelry. The New York rapper described it as “one of the worst, scariest nights” of his life.
Samuels’ armed guard video was posted only a few days before the violent incident between rap artist Future, his security, and a group of fans. One of Future’s security personnel was attacked by a group of 10 unidentified men while in Spain after the “Use to This” rapper refused to take a photo with them.
The “LHHNY” rapper spoke on the incident via Instagram by posting a video of the matter and wrote, “They need to lock these guys up the same way they doing ASAPRocky! This is exactly what I’m talking about with this new generation of camera phone punks! This man had his back turned pushing luggage and got punched for what? That man could’ve hit his head on the floor and died! … These dudes are Pathetic!”