Safaree Accused Of Scamming Rapper, DJ Envy Explains.
A rapper claims that he paid Safaree $1,000 to possess his song included on a mixtape, but Envy said there are mixtape producers scamming unsuspecting artists.
It’s not uncommon for established artists to hunt features from lesser-known creatives for his or her projects, but one rapper is saying that Safaree Samuels took advantage of him. The Breakfast Club was discussing the recent reports that Kevin Hart was defrauded out of over $1 million from his hired personal shopper. The radio hosts took calls from the general public , taking note of stories where people say they “got got.” One man called in to reveal that he lost $1,000 after DMing Safaree’s blue-check Instagram account.
“This how he got me. He hit me up first actually on Instagram,” said the person . “He was like, ‘Yo, your track is hot.’ This an enormous producer… He told me that he could do a touch promo on behalf of me , throw my track on Spotify, on the playlist on behalf of me and every one that for $1,000. So, I paid him, and weeks and months pass . So, I’m hitting him up. He said, ‘Oh, I forgot you on this tape so I got you on subsequent project.’ it had been alleged to drop by November. So, after November, he completely stopped responding and he basically got me out of $1,000, so I just need to take my L.”
The man further explained that the primary project from Safaree was alleged to drop by September then follow-up in November, so he has chalked it up as a loss . However, there are scammers taking advantage of artists, as well, and DJ Envy explained to the caller why he doesn’t believe Safaree has anything to try to to with it.
“There’s these folks that do mixtapes,” said Envy. “If you see a bunch of various artists, they’ll say, ‘Hey, we’ll put you this mixtape.’ They pay the artist to host the mixtape and therefore the artist hosts the mixtape, they get ten songs from ten different people. And once they get the ten songs, the artist does the drops and that they put the mixtape out. It probably wasn’t him, it probably was a corporation like that that does the mixtape sort of thing.”
Listen to the person explain his situation below.