For a genre where songs like WAP and Anaconda are so popular, many of hip hop’s biggest stars manage to keep their relationship status secret or share it as a low-key thing that’s not worth public attention. And you know what? I get it. The music industry is male-dominated already, and the world of hip-hop and R&B is even worse. So, any speculation on the relationship status of its biggest stars would steal attention away from the stars’ lyricism, talent, and influence on the industry. So, let’s keep this low-key and just take a quick look at husbands and boyfriends of hip hop’s most notable divas!
We’ve written about Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty before. They have been a couple since December 2018 and got married in October 2019. But their story begins much earlier than that, going way back to when Nicki was just 16 and they were first dating. Despite Mr. Petty’s past transgressions, it seems like Nicki is happy living the married life with her husband, and, in the end, that’s all that matters.
Beyonce and Jay-Z are the dictionary definition of “power couple”. They are hip hop and R&B juggernauts with influence that spans music, film, culture, business, and philanthropy. They’ve been married since 2008. Even though their relationship has likely been through some turmoil in the past, they’ve managed to overcome this, grow stronger as a couple, and even turn it into several platinum albums (Lemonade by Beyonce and 4:44 by Jay-Z).