Side chicks are clearly not just a hip-hop thing. They’ve been around since the dawn of man, lurking in the shadows, waiting to pounce when their dude’s wife, fiancé or legit girlfriend isn’t looking (hello, Camilla Parker Bowles, Liz Taylor, and Angelina Jolie). But lately, the mistresses of rap — which should be a reality show in and of itself — have been taking center stage. Possibly because they always keep it so entertaining.
Some of them, through perseverance and uncanny hustle, end up actually landing their man — a’la Joseline Hernandez. Others, the struggle jump-offs, end up demoted altogether for transgressions like snitching (Ja Rule‘s side piece, Karrine Steffans), posting Instagram pics with the dude (J. Cole‘s alleged jump off, Bria), or embroiling him in an embarrassing custody battle (Ludacris’ mistress, Tamika Fuller). But whatever they’re game is, sadly, we can’t help but pay attention.
From Karrueche Tran to Lil Kim, check out the ten most notorious side chicks in hip hop.
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