Perseverance, Fortitude, Triumph: 10 Side Chicks Who Successfully Became The Main Chick

  • Alicia Keys

  • Kim Kardashian

  • Kim Porter

  • Joseline

  • Fantasia

  • Jennifer Lopez

  • Karrueche

  • Cassie

  • Gabrielle Union

  • Rachel Roy

We’re always told, growing up, that if we work really, really hard at something, we’ll achieve our goal. Our wish we come true! It’s true of passing the SATs, earning a spot on the cheerleading squad — and successfully stealing another woman’s man out from under his nose.

Of course, as we all know, you can’t “steal” anyone who doesn’t want to be stolen. And more often than not, the men do the pursuing. But side chicks, mistresses, and jump-offs are always there — especially in music and sports — waiting to take the bait! And some of these women do it so seamlessly, you might not ever even find out that they were side chicks (i.e. Kim Kardashian, who allegedly slept with now-husband Yeezy during his relationships with both Alexis Phifer and Amber Rose). Or, the side-chicks are so classy, they make you forget how they landed their husband (hello Alicia Keys, who started dating husband Swizz Beats while he was still married). It takes a wily woman to pull off these stunts, kids.

Last week we stirred the pot a ’lil bit with our list of the most notorious side chicks in music, but a few folks found the title slightly….unkind. So today we’ll pause to recognize those tenacious ladies whose hard work paid off. From Karrueche to Cassie, check out our list of mistresses who became mains!

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