As Valentine’s Day approaches, love is likely on your mind. And if you’re interested in living the good life, dating a rapper is one option—cash, cars, cribs, PJs and bottle-popping on the regular. But as we’ve learned, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Just tune into any episode of Love & Hip-Hop. Or watch Ghostface interact with his girlfriend (?) on Couples Therapy. Hell, just listen to Drake waxing poetic about his many exes.
Those things alone might send a woman running into the arms of a plumber, accountant or burger flipper instead. Of course, not all rappers are grimy. Duh. But if you’re still not convinced and think kicking it with a rap star would be fun, here are 50 reasons you might want to reconsider.