The lifestyles of celebrities has intrigued the general public for years, with people pining for insight into the lavish happenings and luxuries afforded to those living an extraordinary life. While mansions, fancy cars, exotic food and gaudy jewelry are all markers of the glamorous life, the details of the personal lives of the rich and famous are often the most sought after information by admirers, who will go to great lengths to identify a lover's significant other.

Far from a revelation in the world of entertainment, where image and lifestyle is as important as the art it's attached to, in hip-hop, being concerned with the dating habits of our artists is a relatively new concept in comparison. It would take years before the first crop of official rap stars were identified, with many of them promoting and championing the lifestyle of a player or a ladies man, leaving the room for romance at a minimum.

As popular R&B artists began to find themselves on the arms of rappers, the buzz around these relationships took on a life of their own, making for some of the more high-profile unions in black music.

In celebration of these buzzworthy, yet short-lived relationships, The Boombox highlighted ten instances of rappers and R&B artists who had love affairs.

10 Memorable Rapper-Pop Star Relationships