Beyoncé and Jay-Z attend the 66th GRAMMY Awards
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5 Hip-Hop Love Stories That Are a Testament to the Power of Black Love

Love is in the air! So, we've decided to explore the stories behind some of the best hip-hop love stories. These couple are proof that #BlackLove exist!


Feb. 13 2024, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

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Power couples have taken over the hip-hop scene, emerging as icons of love, collaboration, and success. Whether they're collaborating on music or building business empires, these dynamic duos redefine the meaning of Black love.

From Jay-Z and Beyoncé to Lil Durk and India Royale, these couples are proof that standing by each other’s side is all that matters. Here are some of the most influential hip-hop couples.

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z attend 2020 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH

Jay-Z and Beyoncé, affectionately known as The Carters, have been together since 2000. They tied the knot in 2008 and have since become one of the biggest couples in Hollywood. And while their marriage has weathered storms and triumphs, this power couple continues to be a symbol of unwavering support. The Carters are parents to three children – daughter Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir.

During their 20-year union, Jay-Z and Beyoncé have collaborated on countless projects. They have produced a joint album called Everything Is Love. In addition to appearing together on chart-topping hits like “03 Bonnie & Clyde,” and “Drunk In Love.”

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Nelly and Ashanti

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Ashanti and Nelly attend 3rd Annual Birthday Ball for Quality Control CEO Pierre "P" Thomas

When Nelly and Ashanti rekindled their relationship in 2023, the world was shocked. The two previously dated from 2003 to 2013, before separating for a decade. Nelly opened up about the reunion during an appearance on Boss Moves with Rasheeda and explained that he was just as surprised as everyone else when the pair got back together.

"I think it surprised both of us,” he said.

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Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’Oir

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Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'Oir attend 2nd Annual The Black Ball Quality Control's CEO Pierre "Pee" Thomas

Rapper Gucci Mane makes no secret of his love for Keyshia Ka’Oir – and rightfully so. The pair first crossed paths in 2010 on the set of a music video and were instantly drawn to each other's ambition. However, Gucci had problems with the law and was arrested shortly after the couple became an item. Keyshia stuck beside the rapper as he completed his prison sentence, until his release in 2016.

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“Him being locked up over the years was hard at times, especially around birthdays and Valentine’s Day and Christmas,” Keyshia told The Fader. “Those days were a bit down for me. But I knew that he was going through more than I was, so I had to be strong for him.”

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Lil Durk and India Royale

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India Royale and Lil Durk attend the 66th GRAMMY Awards

Lil Durk and India Royale’s relationship has been filled with ups and downs, but they're still locked in. India has been by Durk’s side since the beginning of his career.

They started dating in 2017 and welcomed their daughter Willow a year later. In 2023, reports surfaced about the status of the couple’s relationship. However, Durk shut down split rumors and insisted that the two were “always gonna be together.”

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T.I. and Tiny

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T.I. and Tiny attend Saweetie's Birthday Freaknik

T.I. and Tiny's love story began over two decades ago and has stood the test of time. Together, they have six children, blending their families from previous relationships into a tight-knit unit.

Throughout their relationship, T.I. and Tiny have faced their fair share of challenges, including public scrutiny, legal troubles, and salacious accusations. Despite the obstacles, their marriage appears to be stronger than ever.

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Tiny filed for divorce from the Atlanta rapper in 2017. However, the duo quickly reconciled after making the decision to fight for their marriage.

“It’s got to be a two-way street,” Tiny said during an appearance on Red Table Talk. “If he’s in tune and trying to work with me, then that keeps me motivated to fight.”

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