MC Lyte Keeps Music Catalog As Divorce Settlement Honors Prenup


MC Lyte‘s divorce from John Wyche has officially been finalized, and the rapper will keep her music catalog thanks to a prenup.

The Blast got hold of the official divorce documents. Along with her catalog and “other creative property, including royalties in connection to her creative works,” Lyte will keep everything she went into the marriage with.

“MC Lyte keeps her clothing, jewelry, watches, and personal effects in her possession, custody, or control, and earnings and accumulations before the date of marriage, during the marriage, and post-separation, her Subaru, financial accounts in her name, all furniture, furnishings, and other personal property in her possession, custody, or control,” the docs read. “She also gets to keep her term life insurance policy.”

Each party is also waiving their right to spousal support.

Lyte married Wyche, a Marine Corps Veteran and entrepreneur, in August 2017. The pair split five months later in January 2018, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

“Irreconcilable differences have arisen between the parties, which have led to the irremediable breakdown of the marriage, making it impossible for the parties to live together as husband and wife,” the docs state.

The two met at the beginning of 2016 on when Lyte sent Wyche a message.

“A few months into getting to know Lana I knew I wanted this woman as my wife,” Wyche told Essence at their wedding – which Essence said was “intimate and soulful.”

Aside from a pending divorce, MC Lyte has been busy with other endeavors. The multi-hyphenate has been back in front of the camera for a sitcom called Partners In Rhyme, which just wrapped its second season in October.

Executive produced by Bentley Kyle White and MC Lyte, the ALLBLK original series tackles the generational gap between those who grew up during Hip Hop’s golden age and those who have only been privy to its current incarnation.

While Lyte plays a version of herself, it’s not quite autobiographical.

“The light-hearted, half-hour sitcom follows the life of rap pioneer Lana Crawford [MC Lyte]. When Lana discovers she is being dropped as an artist from her label and in massive debt, the OG rap star is propositioned into managing her niece Lucious T [Precious Way from ABC’s Queens], an up and coming Instagram rapper.”

A third season has not yet been confirmed.