Is Common Rapper Gay? What's His Actual Sexuality? 

Rapper Common is indeed a lover; he loved several high-profile women in the past. The star is currently single but was also in a relationship last year. All these women in his life, yet why do people ask, “is Common Rapper gay?” 

Common rapper is not gay. He didn’t label his sexuality. However, his relationship timeline is more than enough to clear him as straight.

What's Common Rapper's sexuality? Is he gay or straight?
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Until 2021, he was involved romantically with many women, including famous tennis ball player Serena Williams and comedian Tiffany Haddish. Common is Straight. 

Here’s more to know about his sexuality and love life. Keep reading till the end to find out detailed information.

Is Common Rapper Gay? 

Rapper Common didn’t clarify his sexuality even when he had a chance. He was indirectly asked in an interview about his gender orientation when the host questioned, “Is it easier for men to talk before or after s*x or is it easier for men to talk to you after s*x?” 

Common replied, “It’s easier to talk for a man before s*x because s*x is like a destination where the man wants to reach and so…. you understand (he laughed).” The rapper was giving his opinion on queries relating to s*x. He was indirectly asked whether he has physical relationships with women or men. 

Still the singer escaped that part and gave a direct answer. Also no magazine or celebrity news publishers have asked the rapper about his sexuality. All he spoke about was how he was molested in his childhood.

So, there’s no confirmation from the singer whether he is gay. However, we believe Common rapper is not gay, and his relationship timeline proves that. 

Is Common Rapper Straight? 

As far as analyzing his love life, it clarified one thing, Common rapper is straight. Although the singer himself didn’t declare his gender orientation as straight, his involvement with several women and no man in the past hints us his sexual orientation. Next, let’s look at his lovers from the past. 

Common’s Dated Women Only Like a Straight Man 

Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., aka Common, has a long list of girlfriends. Whether short-term or long-term affairs, he shared all with his followers. These are some pretty women the “Come Close” singer loved. 

Kim Jones 

Kim Jones is his first public love. There is not ample data on the woman, but it was verified that he used to date Jones around 1995 to 1996. They became parents of a daughter named Omoye in 1997. The rapper confirmed he split with Omoye’s mother the next year after their daughter was born. 

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu was someone Common loved hard. The couple most probably began to date in 2000, according to verified sources. They collaborated during their relationship and made huge hits.

A close look at Erykah Badu, who was Common's ex girlfriend.
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The affair lasted for two years, and the duo broke up in 2002. He said his split with Erykah broke him so bad that it was hard for him to even eat. 

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson and Common most probably were in a short-time relationship. Sources say he started to date her in October 2005. But they did an excellent job at keeping their love life a secret. 

Both dated in the past, and Taraji later disclosed this in an interview where she said, “OK, I’ll tell you the truth, Common and I did date.” The interviewer was Wendy Williams. 

Serena Williams

This Wimbledon champion is one of the most popular exes of Common. For their fame and privacy, the two kept quiet about their affair back in 2007 to 2010. Still, people doubted the two as couples as Serena was seen in Common’s song “I Want You.” 

Serena Williams had dated Common.
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They broke up in 2010. There is less information about this couple but the “Blue Sky” singer admitted that Serena was his ex and they were still friends in 2015. He shared this piece of news in an interview with The Meredith Vieira Show. 

Angela Rye 

Common met Angela Rye in 2017 and started their love life. He also made a red carpet debut with her at the ‘Creative Arts Emmys’ in 2018. He confirmed them as a couple in an interview with SiriusXM. 

Tiffany Haddish

She is the last female“The Corner” singer gave his love to. After a few months of breaking up with Angela, Common met with Tiffany Haddish in 2019 in ‘The Kitchen’ and began to date shortly after. They lived together till November 2021 and split mutually for their personal reasons. 

Final Words 

The rapper Common skipped talking about his sexual label and why shouldn’t he? It’s super easy to assume that Common is straight.

All he ever did was love women from the very beginning of his career. Also, he openly talked about women he loved. Hence, there’s no denying that rapper Common is not gay. 

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