Welcome back to New York, Safaree Samuels! In an exclusive interview with In Touch, the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star and rapper opened up about moving back home and OFFICIALLY joining the cast of Love & Hip Hop: New York. We must say, we cannot wait to see what this does for the VH1 reality series.

“I’m very excited. I was down in LA and paying attention to my surroundings and like, ‘I need to move back to New York. I need to be back home, I need to be around my friends, my family, and people that have really known me,'” he said during a Facebook live, promoting his new show, Scared Famous. “So I decided I want to move back to New York.”

While we totally get the excitement, we’re sure he’ll miss his Hollywood co-stars at the same time. He said of the current season, “I love it. I think it’s one of their best seasons. It keeps going up and up and I feel like it’s just getting better and better by the episodes, and the reunion was crazy! I feel like it’s probably one of the best reunions they’ve ever shot.”

Safaree is definitely a busy man when it comes to his music and television careers — but he was thrilled to join Scared Famous to compete for $100,000 for the Children of Jamaica charity. “It’s for a great cause. It’s for charity, and it’s something new,” he explained. “I feel like it’s something that’s never been done on VH1 before so I feel like when you have 10 celebrities living together and going through gruesome challenges to win $100,000 for charity of their choice, I felt like, ‘Why would I turn that down?'”

Scared Famous, which premieres on VH1 on Oct. 23, is “pretty much, 10 of us living in a house and we have to go through a bunch of crazy challenges,” the “New Bae” singer said. “It’s not these lighthearted challenges that are fake scary. They are real, crazy challenges that you couldn’t pay some people to do.The house we’re staying in is definitely haunted, and every night when it got dark it was the weirdest, craziest things you saw happening. Savannah, GA, is known for being a haunted place so it definitely lived up to its name.”

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