Instagram boasts some of the hottest hip-hop couples in the game.
If you thought the hip-hop lifestyle was just about late nights, bottles, and models, you are mistaken. Vets, hitters, and newbies alike are settling down, and proving that love isn’t just an R&B thang. From rappers to producers and DJs to vixens, our relationship goals are multiplying when we see our favourites cosying up to someone special on social media. I mean, what’s more romantic than matching Rolls Royces and blinged out love chains?
In an era where you can post 24-hour stories and live stream your love for all to see, it's easy to keep track of whose got their love locked down. Of course, there are some disappointing moments when technology can show just a little too much information, in the case of Young Thug and his ex-beau, Jerikka Karlae. When Jerrika called Young out for suggestively texting one of her so-called best friends, fans were taken on a ride of videos, posts and tweets of their unpleasant break-up that led to Young threatening her life. But let's steer clear of the negative and focus on the positive love happenings such as Young's recent tweet to get Jerikka back, asking her to "try again." Only time will tell if their love will reconvene but for now, we've rounded up the top hip-hop couples who make our hearts melt.
These beaus are in a medley of relationship types, ages, and career points. Some have been through thick and thin and prove to be strong even through the mightiest battles. Nonetheless, they share one thing in common: being the envy of all of hip-hop Instagram when it comes to finding true love. If these couples don’t convince you to make a move this cuffing season, then I don’t know what will.
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DJ Envy and Gia Casey
High school sweethearts, the Casey's are what dreams are made of. Aside from DJ Envy’s Breakfast Club duties, the husband and wife both host The Casey Crew, based on their views of relationships and family. The pen and paper are out for taking notes on their almost two-decade-long marriage and how they manage to raise a brood of five kids. Envy and Gia are also well-known for their family photoshoots, in which all members wear coordinating outfits, highly fashionable ones at that.
Cardi B & Offset
It’s only been a few weeks since Migos rapper Offset popped the question amidst the “Bodak Yellow” artist’s set at Powerhouse. But the big ‘ol rock on Cardi B’s finger has the Bardi Gang, hip-hop, and the entirety of Black Twitter screaming in celebration.
Diddy & Cassie
Nicki Minaj once said “I'm plottin' on how I can take Cassie away from Diddy.” Sorry to break it to ya, Nicki, but the two are absolutely inseparable.
Remy Ma & Papoose
The Mackies’ passion for one another withstood Remy Ma’s stint in jail. That itself is a testament to how strong the bond in the emcees’ marriage truly is. With both now free to bask in their love, seeing Papoose and Remy Ma enter any red carpet together makes butterflies appear.
Nipsey Hussle & Lauren London
California love brought the Crenshaw rapper together with ATL actress Lauren London. Nipsey and London recently celebrated the first birthday of their son, Kross. The two are goals because they know how to keep it both G and humble.
Nessa & Colin Kapernick
In their years of dating, Hot 97’s Nessa and Colin Kaepernick have tackled social issues together, establishing themselves as “Woke Baes.”
Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys
What’s distinctive about the Deans—besides that they both have musically themed psedonyms—is that they get each other’s artistic vision. Both have been experimental throughout their careers in music, entertainment, and art. Yet no matter what Swizz Beatz or Alicia Keys do, you can bet they will stand for one another.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé
From “'03 Bonnie & Clyde” to “Crazy in Love,” we've witnessed the linchpin to one of hip-hop’s most notable couples. Bey and Jay would later dedicate a whole tour to their fairytale start and albums to their relationship’s ups and downs—because “of course sometimes sh-t go down when it's a billion dollars on an elevator.” The two define the ultimate power couple who win Grammy’s, adore each other, and parent Blue Ivy, Sir, and Rumi.
Logic and Jessica Andrea
There are two kinds of pics the “1-800-273-8255” artist and singer wife Jessica Andrea take: the typical cutesy couple pics and some really weird, quirky ones. But that’s why we love them. Logic and Jessica give fans a taste of a relationship where you are truly married to your best friend.
Big Sean and Jhene Aiko
For years, fans followed the two artists who would eventually start dating and form collective TWENTY88. You know it’s real romance when Jhene gets a tattoo of Big Sean’s face on her arm. Awww, imagine if in real life, Sean and Jhene grew old together—just like in the collab “I Know.”
Ludacris and Eudoxie
Ludacris and wife Eudoxie have built a beautiful family and life together. By the looks of it, “Man Crush Monday” and “Woman Crush Wednesday” extend off the web, every day of the week.
Joe Budden and Cyn Santana
Joe Budden will fight for the mother of his future child harder than he will when expressing his opinions on Complex’s Everyday Hustle. Cyn Santana also brings out a much softer side in him. He seems like her biggest fan, as does she with him. It is always a pleasure seeing just how much they adore one another on social media.
Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir
The union between Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir was so iconic, it was televised. Witnessing the connection between these two was an essential part of 2016 and 2017.