7even Up recalls being a member of the Hoodstars rap group with Nicki Minaj, Safaree Samuels, and Lou$tar.
Prior to joining Lil Wayne at Young Money Records and releasing three studio albums, Jamaica, Queens rapper Nicki Minaj was a member of the Hoodstars rap group, along with former boyfriend Safaree Samuels, Lou$tar, and 7even Up.
7even Up recently spoke with Forbez DVD Radio about the group, his relationship with Nicki Minaj, and more. In regards to his relationship with Minaj, the rapper revealed that shortly after she linked with Young Money, she pretended not to know who he was.
7even Up made another bold reveal during the interview when he stated that Minaj was once on the run for attempted murder.
“When I saw her she acted like she didn’t even know me. That’s how I felt,” 7even Up said, according to AllHipHop.com. “I was like at least acknowledge me. It hurt more than anything…Sometimes people give you money to get rid of you. So now I can’t say she didn’t do nothing for me. I didn’t even wanna take the money. That was not the purpose…She was on the run for attempt murder. Facts. I’ll keep it a buck. I ain’t saying nothing wrong. She stayed at my crib at the time.”
Prior to speaking on being ignored by the Young Money rapstress, 7even Up recalled the early days of Hoodstars. According to the former Hoodstars member, Minaj “wasn’t even rapping” when the group was first formed.
“She literally wasn’t even rapping at the time,” he said. “She just started out like that day prior. We met and we knocked out a record that day. And then Safaree came along…She’s always been aggressive and hands on. And I ain’t with it. It was more like a brother/sister relationship. You know who we used to get compared to? Da Band. Making The Band…We just grew apart, man…We all had our issues. Me? I couldn’t stay outta jail at the time. So, that was my downfall. Nicki used to mess up all the time. We’ll be doing shows. She’ll mess up.”