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Bow Wow's Not Alone: 7 Rappers Who Dated Reality TV Women

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It seems like Erica Mena will do anything to remain relevant, even if she has to date Bow Wow to get there. The Internets were ablaze when news leaked that Bow Wow and Erica Mena weren’t only dating, but now engaged to be married. We don’t know how, or where these two met, but we can be sure that Mona Scott Young will have her iPhone 6 ready to capture any footage along the way. In honor of their pending nuptials, here are 8 other rappers who dated members of reality TV women.

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The Rapper: Drake
Dated: Catya (The Bad Girls Club)
Before Drake and Rihanna were rumored to have feelings for each other, the likes of which the world has never seen, The Great Canadian Hope had a thing for women who worked in waffle houses and small screen ragamuffins. Catya was going around thinking she was going to be Mrs. Aubrey Graham, but when she told the world he was a “Phenomenal Peach Eater,” she was on the next Bolt Bus back home.

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The Rapper: Stevie J
Dated: Joseline Hernandez (Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta)
If you wanted to compile a list of your favorite 90’s songs into a soundtrack, chances are Stevie J produced about half of them, and sadly that’s the last thin he’ll be remembered for. He has entertained audiences with his trademark rat faces, and his relationship with “The Puerto Rican Princess” Joseline Hernandez. While his child’s mother MiMi claimed that they were together for thirteen years (which doesn’t make sense because he dated Eve for a strong two of those years) he made sure his presence was known everywhere. He claimed that he wasn’t interested in MiMi but two seasons later, fist fights and countless amounts of tracks being torn off of unsuspecting heads, the couple is rumored to have troubles with drugs, alcohol, and housing.

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The Rapper: Yung Joc
Dated: Karlie Redd (Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta)
What do you do when no one cares about your career? You link up with someone else equally irrelevant and try to make some club appearances. When Karlie Redd dissolved her relationship with Benzino, she took some time to herself but was later linked to Yung Joc, who was married all the while. And you guessed it; Mona Scott Young was there so that we could watch the whole thing unfold. We’ll let Yung Joc slide on this one because “Buy You a Drank” will forever be the jam.

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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