Akon’s Brother Detailed Why He Broke Up With Diana’s Daughter Tracee Ellis Ross
Akon is a well-known singer, but his brother Abou “Bu” Thiam, a music executive, has also made a significant mark in the industry. At the young age of 28, he became the Vice President of A&R at Def Jam Records, working alongside notable artists like Chris Brown, Rihanna, Jay-Z, T-Pain, and more.
Between 2011 and 2013, Bu was in a serious relationship with actress Tracee Ellis Ross, who happens to be Diana Ross’s daughter. Their public appearances and displays of affection had everyone thinking they were destined for a lasting connection. Bu was the only boyfriend Tracee ever went public with, reinforcing the authenticity of their relationship.
In more recent times, Bu even left a flirty comment on one of Tracee’s social media posts, years after their breakup, complimenting her continued beauty. He confidently asserted in a 2016 interview that he and Tracee would remain in each other’s lives and be eternal lovers. Sadly, their love story didn’t endure.
In a previous interview on The Breakfast Club (watch the video below), Bu revealed the reasons behind his decision to part ways with the love of his life.
Bu Thiam Explains Why He & Tracee Broke Up
When asked if he was in love with his ex-girlfriend, Tracee, Abou “Bu” Thiam said he was, and apparently still is, in love with her and that any future girlfriend will have to respect that:
“Yeah I was in love for sho.’… Me and Tracee gon’ be lovers forever man. You know what I’m saying? Like, I really do believe that. Me and her have this genuine, unconditional relationship. … And anybody that comes in my life, like, they have to know that and vice versa with her.”