Bu Thiam, Nicole Murphy

Nicole Murphy and industry executive Bu Thiam were spotted after meeting for lunch at a cafe in Hollywood on Tuesday. Bu apparently prefers his women older, with light skin and good hair. Bu and Nicole shared a joke as Bu walked her back to her Lexus before after lunch. Nicole is a 50-year-old mother-of-5 who prefers her men younger. She previously showed interest in bisexual NFL star Odell Beckham, Jr.

Bu Thiam

Here's a better picture of 36-year-old Bu, who once dated Diana Ross' 45-year-old daughter Tracee Ellis Ross for years. They would've gotten married if Tracee didn't catch him with other women. Tracee probably thought one woman is a mistake, two women is on purpose.

Bu Thiam, Nicole Murphy

Bu's older brother is music mogul Akon ("Smack That", "Locked Up"). Bu is formerly VP of A&R for Def Jam Records. I'm told he didn't leave the record label on good terms. I wonder what happened?

Photos by SL / Terma / BACKGRID

  • hi-liter

    He likes them yellow, but I don't think she will fall for his polygamist ways.

  • justlooking
  • MyaCompton

    Eewwwww he looks like this ? lol no!!!! Like of all the men she attracts that??? Smh!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Run Nicole. He will have many wives. At once chile.

  • MyaCompton

    He outta......?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    good morning,

    She has gotten less and less subtle lately, hasn't she?!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Bu apparently prefers his women older, with light skin and good hair.
    Sis you mispelled bi-racial

    (hope the term good hair dies in 2018-2019)

  • Coy little wink

    Wtf is good hair? Chile....

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Nicole's milkshake brings all the young boys to her yard.

  • Gloria

    She can do better.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    who prefers her men younger
    So this is why she won't give Shannon Sharpe a chance? Lol

  • PhillyFacts

    I admire famous folks they love recycling, if I recycled more I wouldn't keep getting fines for not separating the trash.

  • the guest

    Everytime there is a Nicole Murphy post, I'm going to write Eddie Murphy is a fool. What on earth is wrong with growing old with Nicole? As a woman, a married woman, I don't understand Eddie's rationale.

  • Vonn

    It sure is a shady morning. ??

  • Roxie Moxie

    Nice! I see what you did there.....lol

  • hi-liter

    Shannon Sharpe dates a whole white woman is prolly why she wont give him a chance.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im not one of those natural ass hair folks either who rally against good vs bad hair. But that term has stuck around since it was decided who was light enough and whose hair was silky enough to work in the big house. Needs to die ASAP'dely

  • Dr. P

    Good hair defined.
    1. Hair that is obedient
    2. Does not rebel against hair combing, brushing.
    3. Hair that when wet, resembles waves of the ocean
    4. Hair that flosses and brushes, twice per day
    5. Hair that does not swear
    6. Hair that is purchased in large bundles, stitched into the scalps of women with bad hair
    7 Hair that needs no harsh chemicals like relaxers.

  • FukkFolks2018

    His rationale is he supposedly allegedly prefers the company of men and she-men. He is growing old with the person in his pool house.

  • hi-liter

    She prolly didn't want HIM.

  • Roxie Moxie

    I guess Nicole wasn't willing to wear a strap on? *shrugs* You know he likes those trannies; and white women love all that nasty sh*t so maybe that's why he went and got one. lol

  • Pitty Patty

    Nicole is the definition of bad and bougee.
    She also enjoys playing a beard from time to time.

    Get it how you live Sis.

  • Coy little wink

    Oh. Yea. House negro I mean plantation lingo ?

  • Quitedeliteful

    They would’ve gotten married if Tracee didn’t catch him with other women.
    African men are notorious for dating many women...

  • Coy little wink
  • Quitedeliteful


  • free

    * popcorn *

  • SDot

    They dirty thotties Akon and Blu. Yuck!

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  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Tracy didn't get down with Bu's lifestyle...Him and Akon got hella wives and ish and what she look like being in a harem???

  • stav

    Good hair is dense , thick hair that grows well, not a texture. Although some textures may be more manageable, stop perpetuating stereotypes. Most people want thick, textured hair with volume, and you can mos definitely find that in afro textured hair, as well as other textures, so all hair can be good hair.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Is Nicole Murphy Dating Tracee Ellis Ross’s Ex?

    Is he a rich, color struck knee-grow? ROFL!!!!!!!

  • Dahl

    Smack That was my song. That’s all I care about in this story...

  • SoulfulLove

    My, My, Myyy, My My My My lol

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    you just smacked me with title... Tracee likes mens???

  • Scromes1212

    * African American *
    I had to fix that for you ;)

  • SpillyNillie

    Is it me or does it seem like they just ran into each other?

  • Kemi

    Maybe they’re just friends?! No chemistry

  • Kayke

    Say this. Folks told me my whole life about my "good hair". This fine, can't keep a curl, frizzy, won't stay styled hair is for the birds. My fro don't fro, just falls. Give me thick textured hair all day. I just be daydreaming in other people's twist outs lol with my thick strand envy.... Looking like lions....I look like baby Simba. This is why most fine hair havers, just keep it short.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Now, THIS, I have to agree with.

  • Quitedeliteful

    African American men too...

  • Trace da Ace

    I KNEW he had to be linked to Akon in some way cause they look so much alike....and I pray she is not getting with him...she can do so much better....I do not see the chemistry AT ALL....

  • Mischelle

    I've BEEN trying to tell people this. I hate that stupid mess and check people when they say it. Then we speak it around our daughters and, thus, it continues.

  • kekeb

    How do blogs get away with these statements?! Can you verify that Odell Beckham, Jr. is bisexual? If not, how are you not sued for slander?!!!

  • Scorpiess

    Mine's very fine and thin but it is extra strong. Not all hair is meant to be thick - as you said, so it is all good.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd
  • stav

    You are hysterical, but I feel you!

  • KLo

    they don't look like a couple, sandra rose

  • Pamela

    Stereotype much?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Because Drake can tell you it's all true. ?

  • Logan Roberts

    Doubt it, no chemistry.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I really thought her and Michael Strahan were gonna get hitched. They were together for over 5 years. I remember her house hunting and all. Then all of a sudden they broke up because them being on different coast was causing a strain on the relationship. Well that was their explanation.
    Well let me put it like this...it was her explanation...Strahan ain said a mumblin word.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Not much from my vantage point...

  • garrisonville

    no damn way

  • Alextra Ballard

    You right...African men are notorious for having a harem of wives..remember that's the reason Thelma left Ebae because he couldn't promise her that he wouldn't take another wife.

  • ???TheRider???

    He dodged a bullet. He wanted her to sign a prenup, she refused, he dipped. He lost half his $$ to his ex-wife; he learned.

  • Mrs. King

    So ur insinuating that Drake's bisexual.

  • dontgetblocked

    Fine. If she's okay with being one of his older wives. That's part of his culture.

  • ?Royalty?

    Dark skinned men often prefer very "fair" skinned women. It's as if the last thing they want is for their child to be as dark as them.

  • Evillene

    Gotta pay the bills and keep that personal trainer on retainer. It's aint cheap being fly and fine af.

  • the guest

    Nicole Murphy needs to be First Lady of a Caribbean or African nation or a European aristocracy. She is fabulous but sells herself short. Expand her horizons beyond entertainment and sports.

  • the guest

    But he was emotionally--not physically--entangled with Kelly Ripa. I thought Kelly Ripa was low key trying to sabotage them.

  • the guest

    That's why he doesn't sue for slander.

  • the guest

    I loved that episode. Thelma's corn rows and fashion were to die for.

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  • the guest

    Eddie is a fool. Look at their family photos online. Just beautiful. Eddie and Nicole made black celebrity babies fashionable. They were a beautiful couple and she was so devoted to her husband and family.

  • the guest

    Mispelled biracial.


  • kekeb

    I agree w/you. They both look to be carrying car keys.

  • kekeb

    Ummm. . .this is a comment section, so I am entitled to my opinion as are you. Secondly, IDGAF if this nigga fux niggas or not. I simply asked if the statement "bisexual" can be verified and if not how it isn't considered slander. Your picture shows what, a dic in his mouth orrrr? Exactly. Still didn't prove shit

  • hottlanta

    Go Niocle Go and get them younger men chile. Ain't nobody trying to waste all of the phuness on Frederick Douglass or Deacon "overweight" Frye from the SeedPlanterBlanketofLoveJesusCoverMe Baptist Church.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    to avoid starting a war the commenter CANNOT win, I'll just make an anonymous reference to them by saying, some of the comments on this blog are pure idiocy! Some like to argue because it's an option and in the process contradict themselves time and again! Let the Reality TV attitudes go. They don't benefit anyone. Those people are acting and the ones that aren't are LONELY, BITTER and will stay that way. I constantly see reference to what white people or any other race is doing to us or not doing for us, but then the same person turns around and belittles/berates the next comment or subject of the post. Do better!