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Rapper Akon and his longtime companion Tricia Ana, have reportedly joined the cast of Love & Hip Hop.

News broke on Instagram earlier today that the 46 year old African rapper will be joining the cast of the VH1 hit series Love & Hip Hop Hollywood.

Akon is best known for his music and his philanthropic efforts across Africa. He was also known for having as many as four wives. It's not clear whether Akon is still married.

The new season of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood is expected to be explosive - with plenty of drama. The show hired a new production team, which is expected to provide a higher production quality for the show.

So what will Akon be doing on the show? It's not clear yet. But we expect the issue of Akon's other wives to be a part of his storyline.

Here are some images of Akon's beautiful companion Tricia

Akon claims that he has six children with three different women in an interview with Blender, all of whom he has great relationships with. He says he wishes to keep his family protected from the public eye.

Akon owns a diamond mine in South Africa and denies the existence of blood diamonds (also known as "conflict diamonds") saying, "I don't believe in conflict diamonds. That's just a movie. Think about it. Nobody thought or cared about conflict diamonds until 'Blood Diamond' was released." However, he has since stated that he does accept that blood diamonds exist, and that he is partial-owner of an African mine that is dedicated to avoiding use of blood diamonds while also donating profits to local communities.

Akon appeared on the ITV2 show The Hot Desk. He stated on the show that he is a fan of English Premier League club Chelsea F.C.

In October 2018, Akon received some media coverage for his "serious consideration" in running for President of the United States in the U.S. 2020 Election.