First Woman and Legendary MC Gets Hitched

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Congrats to the legendary MC!

Early hip-hop legend and leading woman MC Lyte got married over the weekend. According to Essence, Lyte was married on a beach in Jamaica to a Marine Corp veteran named John Wyche on the beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

“It was so beautiful and a fairytale,” Lyte told the magazine. “I got my king.”

Lyte said that before the engagement to Wyche, she had allowed her career to consume her entire life. She said she realized she needed to focus on finding a partner and the pair met via an online dating site shortly thereafter.

“Getting whisked away with all that MC Lyte is, it took me away from the reality of how important it is to have a significant other,” she told Essence shortly after her engagement. “I would advise all the women out there that have their paper straight and not the man to start to pay attention to that.” She also shared how she knew she wanted to marry Wyche. “One day when we’re talking and I looked into his eyes. It was so much honesty and truth in his eyes,” Lyte said. “My biggest thing with dating was to be vulnerable. And with him, I could totally let go and be myself.”

In an Instagram post about her engagement, Lyte also thanked God for bringing Wyche into her life. “What can I say, except thank you Lord!! … It’s been a long time, this single life, and I thank you all for your prayers and kind words of hope,” she wrote. “God has sent me true love. For all of you waiting on LOVE- don’t give up – keep God first and he will see that you meet your match.”

MC Lyte attends the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015

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