Now we know why Nicki Minaj and her longtime boyfriend broke up … one of them was on the verge of going to jail after she smashed the windows of his Mercedes with a baseball bat.
Here’s what we know. During the summer, Nicki and Safaree Samuels got into an argument. She started screaming, he got pissed, and she EXPLODED in anger, grabbing a bat and chasing him out of the house. She wisely chose property over person, and pulverized the 2012 Benz.
And for bad measure, she threw his clothes in the garbage — just like in the movies.
Law enforcement sources tell us … cops were called to the house, but no arrests were made. Safaree was escorted out of the house and left.
As for why Nicki didn’t get in trouble … it appears she owned the Mercedes, but allowed him to use it, and you can’t get arrested for destroying your own property.
They broke up a short time later. Wise move.