So there has been some debate and misunderstanding with these titles. Apparently even I had these roles & titles mixed up, there’s a jump-off, side-chick, & a groupie, these titles are beginning to be used interchangeably and that’s where the issue lies.
The groupie has more of an obligation to care for needs within one’s celebrity. I’ve seen this on college campuses, in entertainers such as musicians, actors, athletes, & even political figures.(So technically Olivia Pope is a groupie) For a groupie its more about the title of who they are serving, and is usually done just for the feeling of accomplishment of knowing they did something for this “important” person, she expects no money, gifts or public acknowledgement. A groupie does extensive research & knowledge concerning the “likes/dislikes,” habits, pet peeves, and other extraneous trivia concerning the idol to make sure they & the entire entourage/group are always happy.
The side chick, has created some form of relationship with a guy. She takes care of whatever the main chick or wife doesn’t. The side chick may or may not know she’s an option, because she does have benefits, she goes out, may get gifts and her own set quality time.
The jump off (we’ll call her a heaux for this post’s sake) is just for sex & sexual favors. She sticks to the day & time designated to her, she is not to be seen in public or even mention she has relations with whomever her dude is.
Hopefully this clears some things up, the one thing they all have in common is they are selected for a specific job and are all temporary positions.