Nicki Minaj has had Safaree “SB” Samuels by her side since she got into the game. He’s always right there next to her on stage holding down hypeman duties, holding her hand as she walks on the street in her crazy heels and pulling up a chair next to her helping sign autographs at album releases and such. Though we are 99.9% sure that is her boo thang, she’s never confirmed that, so we’re going to say “alleged” for now. Recently, he was noticeably absent as Nicki made her promo rounds for American Idol, and TMZ had went so far as to report she may be seeing someone new as she was spotted with a mystery man out in L.A. However, paparazzi caught Nick, SB and some friends hitting popular steakhouse BOA in L.A. last night and all seemed well in their world! Glad to hear that, since he’s obviously been with her way before the fame! Check out some throwback photos of the pair in the gallery!