Last night (Oct. 3), Big Sean cemented his love for Glee star Naya Rivera with a proposal and sparkly diamond rock (above). The two, who’ve been together for just half a year, went from a headline to top couple faster than you can say “oh gawd.” Already embroiled in controversy with song lyrics, fans and critics are skeptical of the couple’s eagerness to jump the broom. Publicity stunt or not, Big Sean’s adoration for his lady is something to behold… and he’s not alone.
Kanye West, as standoffish and bizarre as he seems, can’t get enough of Kim Kardashian. Not only is she the only person he follows on Twitter, but gives him a sense of family according to his most recent interview. Tyga, whose lyrics hardly reflect a family-friendly lifestyle, did just that with former stripper Blac Chyna. Even Wiz Khalifa replaced his love for marijuana with new wife Amber Rose and son Sebastian. And of course, we can’t forget Jay Z, who replaced “money, cash, hoes” with marriage, Blue Ivy and Tom Ford suits.
It seems the understated trend in hip hop isn’t twerking, but the committed relationship. Now, more than ever, rappers are less flashy and more classy in their personal lives. Poppin’ bottles of Cristal, (notable) video vixen hook-ups and gangsta get-ups are a thing of the past. Even lyrical content is “softer” for lack of a better word. J. Cole’s “power-trippin'” over an old crush, Macklemore is an expert thrifter and Wale is frustrated at women who can’t decide if they want a good or bad boy.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t rappers the new R&B singers? I don’t know about you, but I love it.