Diana Ross is not happy about Tracee Ellis Ross’ choice to hook up with Akon’s little brother.
This could make for some uncomfortable holidays. The National Enquirer reports that Diana is furious about her daughter’s choice to get booed up with Bu Thiam, a Def Jam Recordings exec and Akon’s little brother.
A source close to Diana claims that the Motown legend’s main gripe against Tracee’s boyfriend is that he doesn’t come from a line of one-woman men.
“Diana is livid that Tracee is getting so serious with Bu,” a source close to Diana revealed. “Diana wants the best for all her children, and marrying into a family that practices polygamy was never in the cards for her kids.”
Bu’s family is from Senegal, which currently has Africa’s highest rate of plural marriage. His older brother Akon isn’t ashamed of being married to more than one woman.
“I’m a polygamist. I will have as many wives as I can afford to have," said Akon, who has three wives of his own. "All Africans believe in it. My dad has four wives.”
Diana might want to calm down, though. While Tracee’s friends say that the romance with Bu has been heating up, the "Girlfriends" star isn’t picking out China patterns just yet.
“Tracee has reassured her mom and the rest of the family that she and Bu aren’t making any wedding plans,” the insider said. “And she told her mother that if she does walk down the aisle with Bu, there’s no need to worry—she’d make sure she’s his only wife.”
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