Soul singer Erykah Badu and Outkast’s Andre 3000 were making beautiful music together literally and figuratively! To me Erykah and Andre personified hippie love! I loved these two as a couple. Actually I wish they’d get back together. They just seemed like a beautiful union. They have a beautiful son together named Seven (adorable picture of father and son watching mommy Erykah on stage performing located above).
The late singer, actress and model Aaliyah and music producer Damon Dash were a cute couple. They were engaged to be married before Aaliyah’s untimely passing. The stunning singer, actress and model died in a plane crash in the Bahamas while returning to New York after filming a music video for her latest album. Damon Dash is the former best friend and business partner of rapper Jay Z.
Aaliyah & Jay-Z
Singer, actress and model Aaliyah and rapper Jay-Z were a couple not many people knew about because Jay-Z and Aaliyah were kind of on the low. However Jay-Z was best friends and business partners with Damon Dash who was also dating Aaliyah. Soon JAY-Z and Damon Dash had a huge falling out over the love they both had for Aaliyah.
Initially both men were satisfied with being non-exclusive with Aaliyah. However later Jay-Z became unhappy when Dash started publicly dating Aaliyah in late 2000, up until her untimely death in 2001.
Unfortunately, the bitter relationship between Jay-Z and Dash extended beyond their personal lives, and into their business. This feud lead to the demise Rockefella records in 2004; which was the company they both shared.
The phenomenal singer Miriam Makeba, nicknamed Mama Africa, and her activist / Black Panther husband Stokely Carmichael was a couple that represented Black pride. Miriam Makeba is a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960’s she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music in the U.S. and around the world. On November 9th, 2008, she became ill while taking part in a concert organized to support writer Roberto Saviano in his stand against the Camorra, a mafia-like organization local to the Region of Campania. The concert was being held in Castel Volturno, near Caserta,Italy. Makeba suffered a heart attack after singing her hit song “Pata Pata”, and was taken to the “Pineta Grande” clinic where doctors were unable to revive her. Africa still mourns for Miriam, she was an incredible woman.
Stokely Carmichael was a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, pronounced “snick”) he later became a “Honorary Prime Minister” of the Black Panther Party. Initially an integrationist, Carmichael later became affiliated with black nationalist and Pan-Africanist movements. He popularized the term “Black Power“. Stokely was diagnosed with cancer at the age 0f 55 and after 2 years of treatment at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, he died of prostate cancer at the age of 57 in Conakry, Guinea.
Mark Paul Gosselaar and Lark Voorhies were on the down low, but such a cute couple! The Saved By The Bell co-stars kept their romance under wraps, probably so the shows fan base wouldn’t freak out (can you say racism!). While people were following Mark’s on screen romantic shenanigans with co-star Tiffani Amber Thiessen he was actually in love with his African American co-star Lark.
Brad Pitt & Robin Givens
Robin Givens and Brad Pitt were a beautiful young couple. Before Robin married Mike Tyson she was a model at Ford modeling agency, and the star of the hit television show, Head of The Class. Robin was the famous one in this relationship and nobody knew who Brad Pitt was. My how things change! Incidentally, Brad also dated African actress Thandie Newton and Sinitta Renet Malone a Black British-American singer. I see you Brad…dipping in all that chocolate before Jennifer Anniston , Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Rae Dawn Chong and C Thomas Howell was another very cute couple. They were married yet they starred in the hit movie Soul Man together. I always thought Rae was very beautiful. She was like an eighties version of Stacey Dash. C Thomas Howell had a very good movie career also starring in The Outsiders with Tom Cruise. Rae starred opposite Arnold Swarzenegger in Commando. Rae is Afro-Asian like Tiger Woods. She’s the daughter of famous Irish Chinese comedian Tommy Chong and a black Canadian mother, Maxine Sneed.