Common and Erykah Badu
…and then he put her in a music video. Erykah Badu started dating rapper Common in 2000. The Chicago rapper tapped his real life love interest to star in his “The Light” video. Framed as a love letter, Common confesses his feelings for Badu in the video. Too bad their love wouldn’t last. The couple broke up two years later. Common has since been romantically linked to tennis great Serena Williams while Badu moved on to Cali rapper The D.O.C. before dating New Orleans emcee Jay Electronica.