Akon and his former girlfriend/common law wife, Tricia Ana, are on the new season of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. The couple had been together for years, but they recently split.
The details on their split will play out in front of the cameras this season- and we'll have more on that at a later date.
But we do have some other tea on the couple. MTO News spoke with a close friend of Akon who suspects that the African rapper and mogul paid as much as $1,000,000 for plastic surgery for Tricia.
The friend told MTO News, "Akon made sure that everything she had was top of the line - including whatever surgeries she had."
And while we can't say exactly WHAT Tricia had done - it appears that she did just about everything.
Here's what she looked like before she underwent the surgeries:
Here's what she looks like now:
Earlier this year rumors were swirling that Akon and Tricia were gearing up for a Love and Hip-Hop: Hollywood debut. The Jasmine Brand earlier this summer claimed to have exclusively reported that Akon and his partner, Tricia Ana, would be featured on the show. According to TJB, it hasn't been revealed whether or not the 46-year-old artist will be a regular fixture, but he and Tricia Ana are set to make appearances. The status of Akon's relationship with Tricia Ana hasn't been made clear as some people have called her his girlfriend while TJB states that she refers to herself as his wife and works with Akon’s Konvict Music as an A&R representative.
Akon, real name Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, is a singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and an actor. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up," the first single from his debut album, Trouble.
Forbes ranked Akon 80th (Power Rank) in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2010 and 5th in 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa list, in 2011. Billboard ranked Akon No. 6 on the list of Top Digital Songs Artists of the decade.