A look at hip hop's most famous women on the side
The side chick is a cultural institution.
If it wasn’t after years and years of casual nameless flings in hip-hop and R&B, it definitely became one after SZA codified it with her album full of on-the-side anthems from the point of view of the other woman. And you know that whole bit about writing what you know? Well, some rappers and singers know quite a bit about having sometime ladies outside of their committed relationships.
Some of these dalliances have even become famous in their own right. Rocketed by gossip and circumstance, they’ve taken their place in the annals of hip-hop history. It’s these ladies we’d like to celebrate today.
We’ve gathered the 10 most notorious side chicks in the history of the game for your reading pleasure. Take a stroll through. Who knows? Maybe you’ll learn something.
Let’s kick things off with the biggest and baddest side chick to ever finesse a man out of his vows. Lil Kim’s affair with Biggie Smalls was obvious to everyone around them ― except for his wife Faith Evans. The gospel singer said that she had no idea Biggie was stepping out, only learning of the affair after his death.
Kim, for her part, still rides for Biggie even if he was never officially hers.
“I loved him with all my heart, like I had ever loved anyone in my life,” she told VIBE. “ I still feel his spirit with me, like right now he’s sittin’ right here. I could be on the toilet and I feel his spirit. I talk to him every night and I feel like he’s telling me a lot more of the truth. I just feel blessed because Biggie has been with me every step of the way.”
Joseline Hernandez turned side chickery into a lucrative business by standing out on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. Her tumultuous relationship with Stevie J was a focal point of the show for many years.
Amina Buddafly knows what she’s getting with Peter Gunz. The rapper — who just released a freestyle where he confessed to cheating on many women — began his relationship with Amina while he was still tied to Tara Wallace. Hopefully, Gunz has reformed since marrying Buddafly.