10 Hottest Hip-Hop Couples

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#10. Nelly and Ashanti

Nelly and Ashanti. Photo © Ethan Miller/Getty Images

These super couples demonstrate the power, influence and all around greatness of hip-hop pairings. From Bey and Jay to Will and Jada, here are the 10 hottest hip-hop super couples ever.

After three years of undercover dating, Nelly and Ashanti finally let their guards down and went public with their relationship. The pair also took advantage of their relationship by collaborating on Nelly's fourth album, Brass Knuckles.

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#9. Will and Jada

Will and Jada. Photo © Evan Agostini/Getty Images

One is a revered actor and a hip-hop icon. The other is a veteran actress and rock artist. Together they have a son and a daughter. Yet, their busy schedules doesn't stop Will and Jada from finding time to give back to the community. The Smiths co-founded the Will and Jada Family Foundation, which donates money to youth educational projects and provides assistance to deprived children from inner cities.

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#8. LL Cool J and Simone

LL Cool J and Simone Smith. Photo © Evan Agostini/Getty Images

Although LL Cool and wife Simone Smith have had an off and on relationship since the 80's, they've now been together for more than two decades overall. Now that's what I call a rock solid marriage.

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#7. JD and Janet

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Jermaine Dupri and Janet Jackson are still going strong, after four years together. Their bond is so solid that JD resigned from his post at Janet's former label, Virgin Records, because of the company's weak promotion on her last album. He currently heads Island Records Urban Music division, while she's signed to the same label under the supervision of Island Def Jam CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid. Those two are so inseparable that no amount of label brouhaha can come in between them.

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#6. Ice T and Coco

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Ice T and wife Nicole "Coco" Austin are like an indivisible piece of a volcanic rock. In addition to appearing together at countless public functions, the pair even shared screen time on the hit NBC show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU).

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#5. Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus

Snoop Dogg & Shante Broadus. Photo © Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Shante Broadus (aka Boss Lady) has held the key to Snoop's heart for a decade. The well-established businesswoman is the mother of Snoop's three children. You can always catch the entire Broadus family on Snoop Dogg's Father Hood, which airs on the E! channel.

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#4. T.I. and Tiny

T.I. and Tiny. Photo © Ozonemag.com

Nothing breaks up a hip-hop couple worse than a gun scandal. (Just ask Diddy.) Unlike other celebrity couples, Tip and his longtime fiancee Tiny have weathered many storms together. While T.I. was getting cuffed by feds during his now famous machine gun bust, Tiny was right there by his side to offer some moral support.

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#3. Jay-Z and Beyonce

Jay-Z and Beyonce. Photo © Ethan Miller/Getty Images

No matter what you think of their relationship, you can't deny that Jayonce always look graceful together. Bey and Hov are both charismatic and influential in their respective worlds: Jay, a diligent hip-hop CEO and Bey, an inspiring R&B/Pop singer and fashion mogul. Put that together and you have one of the most celebrated couples in music history. The pair supposedly took their union to the next level by tying the knot on April 4, 2008.

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#2. Nas and Kelis

Nas and Kelis. Photo © Brad Barket/Getty Images

Mr. and Mrs. Jones complement each other so well. They're both outspoken and talented in their respective genres. When they're not busy throwing surprise birthday parties for each other, you can catch Nas and Kay club-hopping and showing up at events together. They're said to be working on a reality pilot to be broadcast on BET. Let's hope it's just rumors.

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#1. Kanye and Alexis

Kanye and Alexis. Photo © Agostini/Getty Images

Kanye West and fiancée Alexis Phifer are like a 2-for-1 package deal; You can't see one without the other. Prior to his mother's death on November 10, 2007, Kanye told GQ magazine that he was hoping for a quiet nuptial with his girlfriend of five years. Three cheers to our No.1 hip-hop couple.