*Unfortunately, we have some really bad news to report that’s affecting Safaree Samuels.

The reality TV star (“Love & Hip Hop Hollywood), rapper and ex-boyfriend of Nicki Minaj, is dealing with the death of his uncle, Vincent Roper,  who was found murdered in his Palmdale, California home on Friday.

He tweeted about his loss and expressed his sadness in a series of Tweets:

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Samuels later posted a touching tribute to his uncle, with a few more details about what happened.

“You were always so proud of me and proud I was your nephew… I’m Numb right now.. I’m only doing this because I want to bring awareness to some1 killing my uncle vern Vincent Roper and getting them caught. Palmdale California isn’t that big of a place so I know someone knows what happened and you will be caught. My last uncle in America man I can’t believe this…this shit hurts. The last pic he sent me. Can’t remember the last time I felt pain like this. Can’t stop crying.. everything I do is gonna be for you. #palmdale #california.”

We wish Safaree Samuels the best through this difficult time for him.