Safaree Samuels is clearly very shaken by an armed robbery earlier this month.
The Love and Hip Hop: New York star says he is done wearing jewelry because it made him a target for armed thugs who are trying to make a quick heist. The Safaree was robbed at gunpoint two weeks ago in New Jersey and since then he said the incident left him traumatized. The robbery shook him enough to let him give up his flashy blings and we all know that is something hard for him to do.
Paparazzi caught up with Safaree Samuels yesterday in NYC walking out of the Avianne & Co. jewelry. Of all the places he was walking out of a jewelry but here is what he said. “No jewels man, I ain’t buy nothing,” he said. “The IRS is watching, I ain’t buying nothing.”
Not surprisingly, he was wearing some bling on his arm but his large fur coat would definitely hide his chains. The robbers made off with $180,000 worth of jewelry and cash during the robbery but they never took his coat which is worth at least a couple thousand. Safaree also said he knows one of the robbers from back in the day when he used to date Nicki Minaj. The suspects were arrested shortly after the robbery.
Safaree Samuels previously wrote on Twitter that the robbery was a traumatic experience given that it happened months after his uncle was murdered. “Seeing your life flash b4 you’re eyes is a life changing experience,” he said. “Nothing funny about it. It’s probably only funny to ppl who don’t have anything or never experienced it. My uncle was killed in a robbery so when thinking about my situation all I think about is him.”
SB also made it clear that it wasn’t the lost of his jewelry that he was most concerned about, but the potential lost of his life.