Congrats to the legendary MC!
Early hip-hop legend and leading woman MC Lyte got married over the weekend. According to Essence, Lyte was married on a beach in Jamaica to a Marine Corp veteran named John Wyche on the beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
“It was so beautiful and a fairytale,” Lyte told the magazine. “I got my king.”
Lyte said that before the engagement to Wyche, she had allowed her career to consume her entire life. She said she realized she needed to focus on finding a partner and the pair met via an online dating site shortly thereafter.
“Getting whisked away with all that MC Lyte is, it took me away from the reality of how important it is to have a significant other,” she told Essence shortly after her engagement. “I would advise all the women out there that have their paper straight and not the man to start to pay attention to that.” She also shared how she knew she wanted to marry Wyche. “One day when we’re talking and I looked into his eyes. It was so much honesty and truth in his eyes,” Lyte said. “My biggest thing with dating was to be vulnerable. And with him, I could totally let go and be myself.”
In an Instagram post about her engagement, Lyte also thanked God for bringing Wyche into her life. “What can I say, except thank you Lord!! … It’s been a long time, this single life, and I thank you all for your prayers and kind words of hope,” she wrote. “God has sent me true love. For all of you waiting on LOVE- don’t give up – keep God first and he will see that you meet your match.”
The ceremony was attended by several stand-out figures from the early ‘90s hip-hop and R&B scene. Slick Rick himself joined in on a crowd sing-along of “Children’s Story. ” Girl power rapper (and best character on Super Nintendo’s Rap Jam) Yo-Yo was also in attendance as was Coko from the legendary girl group SWV.
Kelly Price also sang during the couple’s ceremony, bringing some of the joy of her performance on “Ultra Light Beam” to the couple’s ceremony.
“It’s incredible so many people came out to support our union. We are starting out with a strong foundation,” Wyche said. “A few months into getting to know Lana I knew I wanted this woman as my wife.”
MC Lyte came to fame as the first woman MC to have a full-length studio album. Lyte was known for her pull-no-punches style on songs like “Cha Cha Cha,” but it wasn’t until she released the hit single “Ruffneck” that she broke through into the Top 40. In spite of being on the very early wave of hip-hop’s commercial period, she’s managed to remain a force in hip-hop. She released an album as recently as 2015, the aptly titled Legend.
She’s also written books about how to be a female entrepreneur and hosts events on how to empower women in business.
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