Ah yes, cuffing season — the time of year where men and women with large sexual appetites decide to quell their promiscuity for the sake of one and one only.
Some say it’s the cold weather that does it, which I can see. I mean, who has time to be out here calling Ubers across the city? The walk of shame is just different when it’s 20 degrees out. Others claim the phenomenon is due to the holidays.
Romantic fall activities like hay rides and going to the pumpkin patch are way more lit with someone on your arm. Matching Halloween costumes, surviving haunted houses, Thanksgiving and Christmas are cool with family and all, but you can’t tell me the holidays aren’t less lonely with a significant other. Besides, who are you gonna kiss on New Years?
There have even been studies. Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher told the Washington Post that as it gets darker in the winter, the body produces more melatonin, making us sleepy and groggy — “more like a homebody,” she said. “The lack of light might make people want to stay in.”
It’s funny because popular belief would suggest that rappers — and hip-hop as a whole — contradict such monogamous ideas. If we had to guess a genre of music where the main players were allergic to relationships, it would be rap.
But that’s not the case. Rappers have everyone fooled: being cuffed is actually the wave.
Despite what you hear, they aren’t really out here like that. All that “make her eat a plan B,” “never chase ’em, I duck ’em,” “I don’t love these hoes,” rhetoric you’ve been consuming is not always true.
Charlemagne Tha God, from 105.1 FM’s The Breakfast Club, said it perfectly on his Instagram yesterday:
So here are 10 rappers to hopefully give you the courage you need to get out the game.
It’s okay to have only one.
The Atlanta-based rapper who has a knife tattooed on his forehead, survived multiple gunshots, and who doesn’t speak too well about his past girlfriends is actually head over heels in love.
21 and T.V. personality/model girlfriend Amber Rose have been hot and heavy and they don’t care who sees it. Amber even had him at the Slut Walk holding a “I’m A Hoe” sign. Now that’s love.
Although his raps may not suggest it, this guy is a sucker for love.
Just a few years ago, the Pittsburgh star fell hard flat on his face in love with Amber Rose (who clearly has a knack for wifing rappers), marrying and having a child with the model.
Then, after their divorce, when you’d expect someone to whore out, he fell for Brazilian model Izabela Guedes. They’ve been living happily ever after on Instagram ever since.
When 2 Chainz appeared on BET with his wife Kesha Ward for Gucci’s wedding, people were in legit shock, gasping in bewilderment that 40-year-old was married to the mother of his three kids.
Just because he knows pretty girls like trap music and has a well-known affinity for big booty hoes on his birthday, doesn’t mean he’s opposed to settling down or that any of those songs were depictions of his actual life.
Troubled, complicated, problematic or however you want to categorize Kevin Gates, the fact is that he has found someone to love him for who he is.
The “Two Phones” rapper, who has been in and out of the prison system (most recently for kicking a fan), is another example of a rapper who ultimately just wants to settle down.
He and his wife Dreka seem to be happy together even working as business partners.
Pharrell and wife Helen Lasichanh have been together since 2007 and married since 2013, but I swear I didn’t know until 2017.
The 44-year-old Grammy award-winning producer might have been hot and heavy with shorties thanks to Snoop and Jay-Z back in the day, singing songs like “Beautiful”, “Frontin'”, and “Excuse Me Miss,” but these days it’s all about Helen.
And when you see them move together it’s dope.
Juicy J is hilarious. First of all, no one had a clue he was engaged, and when he did get married in Vegas last year, he kept it under wraps, even deleting the Instagram post above from a close friend.
The Oscar winner had to have been talking about his longtime girlfriend, Regina Perera, on his classic “Slob On My Knob.” If not, it’s who he’s talking about now.
You can always expect Kendrick to move respectably, which is why I wasn’t surprised that he got hitched to his long-time girlfriend Whitney Alford in 2015.
Lamar told Billboard back in 2015, “I wouldn’t even call her my girl,” he told the magazine. “That’s my best friend. I don’t even like the term that society has put in the world as far as being a companion — she’s somebody I can tell my fears to.”
Levels, guys. Levels.
Who is more G than Nipsey Hussle?
The west coast entrepreneur, rapper, and businessman and his actress girlfriend Lauren London gave birth to a son in September and he isn’t giving any fucks about what anyone has to say about his affectionate side.
If a Crip can settle down, why is it hard for others to?
At one point in time the world looked to this man for the soundtrack to the summer (Yellow Album still bangs), but it seems like the West Coast rapper is more into family life now.
Dom Kennedy has done extremely well keeping his private life private but you cannot blame him. Look at how happy they are.
Do we really need further examples of why cuffing is the wave?
Jay Z and Beyonce so happen to be the King and Queen of rap and R&B and they make it look easy.
Through infidelity, and probably other issues we don’t know about, they stayed down.
Don’t let these rappers fool you, it’s all about settling down with a main ting and riding off into the sunset. Just ask these ten.