Keep Your Boo Behind-the-Scenes: 11 Celebs Who’ve Mixed Their Mates With Their Music

May 8, 2013 ‐ By Toya Sharee

Ever since I heard the slowed beat of Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo” drop, I instantly had Ciara’s latest single “Body Party” on repeat. I knew the video would feature her slithering and sliding in moves that would keep EMTs busy for weeks as women across the country blew out their backs and pulled hamstrings trying to imitate the moves for their men.

I wasn’t disappointed when Ciara scissored her legs in the air for boyfriend Future as they play out how they first met for the video, but it was like deja-vu as I saw her relationship slowly steal the spotlight from her first two singles. Is it me, or does something happen to a recording artist when they fall in love and choose to flaunt it in their work? After watching Ciara’s steamy video for “Body Party,” I couldn’t help but wonder if she’s risking the buzz she’s worked so hard to build back by allowing boyfriend, Future, to make so many appearance.

Mixing business and pleasure is a risky move.  There’s something about when celebs turn the camera on to their personal lives that causes their careers and their relationships to fall apart.  Here are a few celebs who might want to think about leaving their boo behind-the-scenes in the future.


1. J.Lo

J.Lo had a pretty good buzz going as a singer even if her “hits” were only heard in the clubs, but as soon as Ben Affleck took J.Lo from the block to the yacht in her Jenny From the Block vid, Jenny’s singing career went man down for a minute and she was left man-less and a little embarrassed.  Not to mention Ben credited the cameo with almost ruining his career. And who can forget how clearly sprung she was on the track “Dear Ben,” in which she sings,” I love you, you’re perfect.” Well apparently the feelings weren’t mutual; Ben quickly married another Jennifer after their break up and made like 11 kids with her.  Sting. Word of advice for the former fly girl: You can sing all the love songs you want about your boo, just don’t name them after him and throw said boo in all your videos.

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  • Sdeliciousb

    Well they all do it cause they’re excited about their relationships but I wouldn’t jinx mine like that!

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  • Ifuaskme2

    Why did u put Mariah on the list just to say she keeps her man behind the scenes? So they met on a video. And? SMDH. Can you guys get ONE article right? ONE

  • Suchalady

    I agree with the Kanye part and it’s cute that Diddy keeps trying to push this Cassie thing but it’s also pointless.

    Wait, Keyshia’s doing too much but Monica isn’t? They got married after like 5 minutes too
    I’m guessing the writer is a Beyonce stan. (good luck to all 4)