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Rapper Safaree Says He Was Robbed At Gunpoint Right Before An Interview

The hip-hop star call it one of the "scariest" nights of his life.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Rapper and reality star Safaree Samuels said he was robbed at gunpoint on Monday, hours before giving a radio interview, where he revealed the attack.

The "Love & Hip Hop" star shared his story with Angie Martinez on Power 105.1 in New York City, saying it happened soon before they went on air. 

“I just got robbed at gunpoint," he said, near tears.

“A couple hours ago … Two dudes with guns just ran up on me," he said. "Had me face down to the floor with a gun to my head. They just took everything,” he explained.

He then took to Twitter to share, "This morning was probably 1 of the worst scariest nights of my life."

It was initially unclear if Samuels has filed a police report. But TMZ reported Tuesday that two men suspected of robbing Samuels were apprehended in connection to the crime.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that two men were chased by authorities over the George Washington Bridge, which connects New Jersey and New York. The sources added that the robbery took place in Fort Lee, New Jersey and that the suspects' names are Jonathan Ricketts and Shawn Harewood. They were captured approximately 12 blocks apart. Responding Officers Patrick Cillo and Natalie Mateus saw a black Cadillac Escalade without front or rear license plates, headlights off, making a sharp U-turn and heading to the bridge, Capt. Matthew Hintze told the Fort Lee Voice. Three people jumped out of the car and ran across several lanes of traffic into a wooded area. That's when Ricketts and Harewood were caught. The third person is still at large and according to the Fort Lee Voice, Ricketts and Harewood were charged with first-degree robberty.

Hintze told the publication that additional charges may follow.

Samuels was Nicki Minaj's longtime boyfriend. He is credited as an early collaborator of the superstar but has since gone out on to reality TV and become his own artist. 

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