New York rapper Safaree Samuels had his soon-to-be official in-laws give him the green light before asking for Erica Mena‘s hand in marriage. New reports claim the “Love & Hip Hop” female star’s day ones signed off on the engagement weeks in advance.

According to reports, Safaree made sure to get Mena’s family behind his life-changing decision.

A rep for Safaree, KD McNair, tells TMZ … Safaree made it his mission to first ask Erica’s family for their blessing, reaching out to them weeks before popping the question. Safaree and Erica started dating this year, but their engagement wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment thing … we’ve learned the ‘Love & Hip Hop’ stars first met when Erica was 17. We’re told Erica’s mom and son were 100% down with the proposal … they’ve loved Safaree ever since he starred alongside Erica in VH1’s “Scared Famous.” (TMZ)

Earlier this week, both Samuels and Mena went to their Instagram pages to reflect on the headline-generating proposal.

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Been planning this since your Birthday. From Center stone shopping to Ring design to Sneaking rings on your fingers in your sleep to get your ring size, ordering 10,000 rose petals 200 candles, a Fireworks show in your backyard, 112 @daronfrom112 sing Crazy over you and @exit21_music singing can you stand the rain and a bunch another stuff I won’t mention. sorry I lied about us going on a fancy date πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡ It’s crazy i thought i was happy being single but it’s no better feeling than having that teammate/ best friend/ partner. There was definitely a void that you filled. Thank you jasmin ❀️ I plan on being the Best Husband ever put on this earth! Salute my brother @therealkdmcnair for always holding me down!! πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ and thank you @traxnyc for the πŸ’ŽπŸ’

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According to reports, Safaree dropped nearly $200,000 on the iced-out ring.

A rep for Safaree, KD McNair, tells TMZ … “2019 is the year of new beginnings and it’s safe to say our guy Safaree stepped up and put a ring on it.” We’re told Safaree dropped $175,000 on the engagement ring, which features 14 carats in platinum and was personally designed by Safaree and Trax NYC. (TMZ)

R&B group 112 also joined in on the celebration by singing some classics.

Our sources say Safaree surprised his girl with 20,000 rose petals surrounded by 200 candles before popping the question. Safaree pulled out all the stops, because 112 was in the house singing “Cupid” and “Crazy Over You” in front of a full, live band in her living room! (TMZ)