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Nicki Minaj's Ex Safaree Is a 'Girl Dad' After Welcoming Daughter With 'Love & Hip Hop' Star Erica Mena

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By Whitney Vasquez

Safaree Samuels has joined the "girl dad" club after welcoming a daughter with his wife, "Love & Hip Hop" star Erica Mena. The rapper announced the exciting news on his social media, revealing he was in the delivery room instead of watching the San Francisco 49ers lose the Super Bowl to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend posted the very first picture of their sweet baby girl on Monday and said he was proud to join the exclusive club that the late Kobe Bryant made famous.

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Missed Super Bowl & Appearance:

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Safaree Samuels got hit with a double whammy after Erica Mena's water broke because not only did he miss the Super Bowl, but he also had to skip out on an appearance he was scheduled to make in Rhode Island. Posting to his Instagram story on Monday morning, the rapper apologized to everyone who came out last night. "Sorry to everyone who came out to see me in Rhoade Island last night," he wrote, "but as I was getting ready to leave my wife's water broke."

Baby's First Snap:

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He then posted the first snap of their daughter by sharing their iconic hand-holding moment in the delivery room. Posting a photo showing nothing but his daughter with Erica Mena's little hands hanging tightly onto her daddy's finger, Safaree Samuels captioned the angelic photo, "These pass 24 hrs have been an adventure to say the least!!" Expressing his excitement over their little bundle of joy, he added, "I’m a part of the #girldad club now 🙏🏾. Perfection is here ❤️." Several of Safaree Samuel's friends in the music industry immediately filled up his baby announcement with congratulations.

No Plans To Vaccinate:

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"Congratulations king 👑," Sean Kingston wrote while Nick Cannon said the same thing. Kevin Hart's ex-wife Torrei Hart commented with several heart-eyed emojis. Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena announced they were expecting in October and caused a stir when they revealed they had no plans to vaccinate their child. The "Love & Hip Hop" star double down after facing backlash for their decision by posting a video from a group named Vaccine Truth. Fans weren't the only ones who took issue with Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena's decision not to vaccinate their child. Her 11-year-old son from a previous relationship, King Conde, had an argument with his mom over the issue. Sharing screenshots from their text conversation on her social media, Erica Mena clearly didn't care about her son's feelings on the issue. No word yet if they have changed their minds.

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