Let’s admit it, we’re fascinated by the domestic lives of male entertainers. Reality shows like “Basketball Wives,” “Football Wives,” and now VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop,” are turning the women that stand behind celebrity men into semi-famous celebs themselves.

With the popularity a show like VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop,” we get a peek at how hard it is to be a woman in the hip hop industry. Dating a rapper, let alone having a child or being a wife, is no easy feat, however, there are more than a few women who hold it down.

Here are a few who, with or without a reality show, are the real wives and girlfriends of hip hop.

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