For the last five years or so, it has been the same Hip-Hop couples that have been ruling the rap scene. Of course we are talking about names like Jay Z and Beyonce, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, and most recently Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill.
However, in 2015, there is a new batch of hot Hip-Hop couples that are looking to take over the scene. Some of these couples have already been dominating the entertainment landscape and gossip blogs, and there are others who are just starting to bubble up on the scene. Check out these 10 new Hip-Hop couples below.
10. Rihanna & Travis $cott
There is no doubt about it – Rihanna definitely likes to hang with the bad boys. After all, it fits right into her sexy and rebellious bad girl image. We all know how her first serious relationship with R&B bad boy Chris Brown ended up, and no one wants something that horrible to happen again. These days, the seductive Bajan beauty is hooking up with a young rapper from Houston named Travis Scott. Scott is only 23-yrs-old and he has already enjoyed a lot of success in the music industry. He just dropped his major label debut titled Rodeo, and he’s also co-starring in Puma ads with Rihanna. From the outside, this looks like a quick, fleeting fling. Let’s see if it develops into anything more.
9. Rick Ross & Lira Galore
Rick Ross has had quite a year already in 2015. In June, he faced some serious problems with the law for allegedly pistol-whipping one of his groundskeepers. He followed up that bad spell by releasing one of his best mixtapes in years titled Black Dollar. Just recently, he shocked the world when he announced that he was getting engaged to the sexy, former stripper Lira Galore. Even bigger than the news of the engagement was the internet frenzy over the gigantic engagement ring the 39-yr-old rapper bought for his 22-yr-old girlfriend. It was an 11-carat ring featuring a 5-carat emerald-cut diamond centerpiece. It will be interesting to see if these two actually stay together and live happily ever after.
8. Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert
Teyana Taylor is very much a product of the Hip-Hop world. The R&B singer is originally from Harlem, NYC and for the last several years, she has been signed to Kanye West’s Good Music label. Even though she really hasn’t had breakthrough success yet in her music, her love life is definitely commanding full focus at the moment. Her boyfriend happens to be Iman Shumpert, the 25-yr-old NBA star for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Earlier this September, the couple announced that they were expecting a baby girl together. This couple looks to be very much in love, and the future is extremely bright for both of them. Interesting tidbit: apart from the NBA, Iman has been known to drop a few rap verses every now and then. You never know, there might be a rapping side project in the future for him.
7. Soulja Boy & Nia Riley
At the age of 25, Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy has enjoyed a lot of success in the Hip-Hop industry. He first broke out in the Hip-Hop scene in 2007, and in 2010, he was ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the top earners for making $7 million that year. Soulja is currently on the cast of the reality show Love and Hip-Hop Hollywood. His main squeeze on the show is Nia Riley, the daughter of legendary music producer Teddy Riley. These two are young, wealthy and popular, and they’re a top Hip-Hop couple to watch.
6. Khloe Kardashian & James Harden
The Kardashian and Jenner sisters really know how to stay in the news. Whether it’s with their relationships, business deals, publicity stunts or provocative selfies, their publicity machine is always in full gear. The latest piece of dating news from their neck of the woods is the recent union of Khloe Kardashian with the bearded NBA star of the Houston Rockets, James Harden. She might have just stumbled into a true gold mine this time, because Harden just signed a new endorsement deal with Adidas worth $200 million dollars. Now that’s a boatload of cash!
5. Jaden Smith & Sarah Snyder
It must be great to grow up rich, privileged and famous. 17-yr-old Jaden Smith is a budding rapper and actor, and he has raised an eyebrow or two in the last several months with his unorthodox, androgynous fashion style. As far as his love life, there was a time when he was quite infatuated with Kylie Jenner, but that didn’t quite pan out. His new flame is a funky and stylish model named Sarah Snyder. She is a couple of years older than him, and at the recent New York Fashion Week shows, the two young lovebirds were displaying some serious PDA. This is one couple that might be dominating the internet very soon.
4. Amber Rose & MGK
What is the deal with Amber Rose and her addiction to dating rappers? She first started off with Kanye West, and then she bounced over to Pittsburgh rapper, Wiz Khalifa. She actually stayed with Wiz for a while and they even got married in 2014. They divorced a year later and they also have a child together. This year she has been spotted canoodling around with the tatted-up Ohio rapper, Machine Gun Kelly. We’re not sure this is just another “flavor of the moment” because she’s also been recently linked to NFL player, Odell Beckham Jr. With Amber Rose, you never really know what’s going to come next.
3. French Montana & Dorothy Wang
This is something that has a lot of people in the rap world scratching their heads. How does Bronx, NYC rapper French Montana manage to pull so many high profile chicks? In a short period of time, he has been in relationships with Miami rapper Trina, Khloe Kardashian, and was even rumored to have a fling with the actress Sanaa Lathan. However, Montana’s current flavor of the moment is the millionaire heiress Dorothy Wang from the reality show, Rich kids of Beverly Hills. The NYC rapper certainly has an affinity for the rich and lavish life and maybe it’s his bad boy attitude that makes him so attractive to these pretty ladies.
2. Tyga & Kylie
As far as Hip-Hop relationships go, this is the one that has definitely received the most media coverage by all the gossip blogs on the internet. The reason their relationship received so much scrutiny is that when they started dating, Kylie was just 17, and Tyga was already in his mid-20s. But all that changed when she turned 18 on August 10th this year. At this point, Kylie and Tyga are involved in a full-on relationship and they have been partying and jet-setting together all over the world. You can expect to see a lot more of this couple in the coming years. Because let’s face it, anything that is in the same circle as the Kardashian/Jenner gossip machine is guaranteed to get a ton of media coverage.
1. Drake & Serena Williams
This is one couple that might just go on to be as big as Jay-Z and Beyoncé because of the combined star power. There is no doubt about it, Drake is the most popular and influential rapper of this era and 2015 has been one of his biggest years to date. He crushed Meek Mill in a rap battle, he put out a successful mixtape/album and he’s also dropping a collaborative project with Atlanta rapper, Future. Serena’s tennis career is still going strong and she almost completed the elusive grand slam this year. The two have been rumored to be hot and heavy for the last few months. Let’s see whether they can survive the media glare and make this relationship last.