No matter what form of entertainment it is, there are always going to be power couples that dominate the industry. From the world of finance to politics and movies, power couples get all of the attention while also dominating their respective lines of work in terms of popularity. Hip-hop is no exception as there have been many power couples over the years that worked together to rule the charts and fill up the headlines.
Out of the many power couples that hip-hop has had, though, which ones really reign supreme? We’ll go back to the early days of the genre and see which ones really stood head and shoulders above the rest. Here are our picks for the five biggest hip-hop power couples of all time.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé
Probably the hip-hop power couple that will be remembered for years to come, rap mogul Jay-Z and natural-born superstar Beyoncé are a match made in hip-hop heaven. The two first met around the year 2000 and went on to date in 2001 and released their song “Crazy in Love” in 2003.
The couple has three children, Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir. Their relationship was littered with controversy when cheating rumors arose, but the couple seems to be going strong once again. As a couple, they have a combined net worth of $1.8 billion, dwarfing any other couple in hip-hop.
Cardi B and Offset
Another hip-hop couple that’s seen their fair share of tabloid headlines are rappers Cardi B and Offset. The couple got together in early 2017 and quickly made their way to marriage later that same year. The couple had their first child, a baby girl named Kulture in 2018.
Their relationship had some bumps in the road after a cheating scandal involving Offset’s relations with another woman. They broke up and were set to get divorced, but a few months later they gave it another try and the marriage survived. The two reconciled and had their second child, a boy named Wave in 2021.
Notorious B.I.G and Faith Evans
The OG hip-hop couple of the ’90s, the late rapper Notorious B.I.G and singer/rapper Faith Evans. The two met on the set of a Bad Boy Records photo shoot in 1994. Evans drove the rapper home afterward and their relationship advanced extraordinarily quickly, with the couple getting hitched just 8 days later.
Though their relationship was not all sunshine and rainbows. The rapper was knowingly seeing other women on the side, including fellow rapper Lil Kim. Biggie and Evans had one child together before his death in 1997.
Rihanna and ASAP Rocky
Superstar hip hop/pop queen Rihanna and her beau ASAP Rocky are icons in the music industry and an iconic couple. The two had extremely successful mainstream careers over the years, maintaining a longstanding friendship for years, then finally got together in 2020. Their relationship quickly progressed and the couple had their first child in 2022.
Rumors of an engagement between the two made rounds on the internet after the two got “engaged” in Rocky’s “D.M.B.” music video, but the couple has not confirmed or denied plans of engagement, or marriage yet.
Remy Ma and Papoose
Probably the most romantic hip-hop relationship with the least amount of turmoil within the 16 years they’ve been together, rappers Remy Ma and Papoose are two love birds who can’t be torn apart. They met through a mutual friend and sparks flew immediately.
They began dating and got married over the phone during Ma’s time in prison for shooting a woman outside of a nightclub. After her release in 2016, she and Papoose finally wed in a more traditional setting. Ma has a child from a previous relationship but tried for another child with husband Papoose after marriage. After suffering a miscarriage in 2017, the couple held on and went on to have their child Reminisce in 2018.