Loyal reader Becca writes in about friend of the blog Bu Thiam (Chris Brown’s manager)
I was surfing through instagram the other day when I noticed that Rihanna liked a picture that “Bu” Thiam (Traci Ross’ ex/Akon’s little brother) had posted. It was a beautiful picture of himself, his daughter, and his daughter’s mother at Disney world. It looks like they went to Disney world to celebrate his daughter’s birthday. I’m not sure if he and his daughter’s mother are back together or not, but I just thought the pictures were really nice. With so many black parents at each other’s throats, it’s always good to see two parents be able to come together and get along and have a healthy relationship, even if they are no longer together… I found a few more photos on her IG. Enjoy.
Rap mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs, his concubine, Cassie Ventura, music industry exec Bu Thaim, Big Teach and Keenan Jasper. Rapper Busta Rhymes, Torch of MMG and Underground sensation Travis Scott celebrated DJ Efreezy‘s birthday presented by Varsity LG at Dream nightclub in Miami. Combs and Cassie snuggled and necked in the VIP. They behaved like a couple still caught up in the throes of Dopamine-fueled passion. Then again, they have been together for quite a few years… It could really be Love.
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Troubled singer Chris Brown was spotted smoking a cigarette on the set of his latest music video for his single “Love More” in Los Angeles, Calif., today. Brown, 24, was accompanied by a posse of hard legs, including his faithful manager, Bu Thiam, 3rd from left. Meanwhile, the NY Post reports that a NY judge quietly signed an order to temporarily shutter a nightclub where Brown and rapper Drake brawled last year. The W.i.P. and its sister club Greenhouse on Varick Street will be shut down for 10 days starting September 1. An attorney for the club — co-owned by NBA guard Larry Hughes — argued that a temporary shutdown would put his client “out of business.” The club owners are also ordered to pay $10,000 in fines. The bottle throwing brawl sparked at least half a dozen lawsuits.
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After breaking up with Diana Ross‘s daughter, actress Tracey Ellis Ross, Def Jam A&R Bu Thiam didn’t waste any time squiring another beauty. Bu, who is singer Akon‘s brother, quietly courted supermodel Chanel Iman before she fell for his charm. The couple spent the weekend attending Coachella concerts in Los Angeles.
Someone just sent me this cute pic of friend to the blog Bu Thiam (Def Jam VP of A&R), far right, with his clients, Chris Brown, left, and Rihanna, 2nd from left, at the Grammys last night. Rihanna’s bestie, Melissa Forde, is sitting next to Bu. No, Mel and Bu are not dating (I asked).
On Tuesday I incorrectly stated that Chris Brown fired his longtime manager Tina Davis. In fact, Brown hired Bu Thiam to head his management team. Bu and Tina will share management duties. I regret the error.
This post was originally written July 31, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m.
If you noticed a kinder, more intellectual Chris Brown tweeting on social networking website Twitter.com, there’s a good reason for that.
6 months after telling the media Chris Brown would not give interviews in 2012, Brown’s longtime manager Tina Davis has been fired.