Who Is Nicki Minaj's New Song About?

by Alex Kritselis

While performing at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) on Sunday, Nicki Minaj previewed a new song called "Bed of Lies." The track's emotional lyrics, which center around a person close to the 31-year-old rapper who betrayed her trust, have fans wondering: Is "Bed of Lies" about Minaj's long-time rumored boyfriend, Safaree "SB" Samuels? It's definitely a possibility. Minaj won't discuss the nature of her relationship with Samuels in interviews (he's often credited as being her assistant), but there are definitely reasons to believe that the two share a deeper connection. After all, Samuels has a tattoo of Minaj's face on his chest...that's not something you do for someone who's just a pal!

Further, in March, Minaj gushed about a 10-year anniversary with an unnamed special someone on Instagram. Shortly after, Minaj and Samuels were pictured vacationing together in Cabo San Lucas (how convenient!). Their matching diamond rings sparked rumors that they had secretly gotten engaged. Now, however, it seems like there could be trouble in paradise. On the chorus to "Bed of Lies," singer-songwriter Skylar Grey sings:

Do you ever think of me when you lie?

Lie down in your bed, your bed of lies

And I knew better than to look in your eyes

They only pretend you will be mine

And you know how you made me believe

You had me caught in every web that you weaved

But do you ever think of me when you lie?

Lie down in your bed, your bed of lies

Minaj only performed one verse from the track, but it's a doozy:

You could never make eye contact

Everything you got was based off of my contacts

You a fraud, but I'mma remain icon stat

Balenciaga's on my boots with the python strap

You was caught up in the rush, and you was caught up in the thrill of it

You was with me way before I hit a quarter mil in it

Put you in the crib and you ain't never pay a bill in it

I was killin' it, now you got me poppin' pills in it...

"Bed of Lies" kind of feels like a continuation of "Pills N Potions," only this time, Minaj isn't in a forgiving mood. She says that this person was "with" her before she hit it big — Samuels definitely fits that description. However, not everything adds up. Rumors of problems between Minaj and Samuels really started two weeks ago after rapper Lil' Wayne seemingly took a shot at Samuels during his verse on "Only" — but that didn't stop Samuels from promoting "Only" on Twitter. In fact, his Twitter icon is still a picture of Minaj. Perhaps I'm reading too far into things.

"Bed of Lies" will appear on Minaj's upcoming new album, The Pinkprint (due out on Dec. 15).