On Tuesday, many reports surfaced that Chris Brown fired his longtime manager Tina Davis.
Akon’s brother Abu, VP of A&R for Def Jam, replaces Tina as Brown’s new manager.
Davis has taken the brunt of the blame for the colossal failure of Brown’s heavily promoted fifth studio album, Fortune. Davis ran afoul of Brown’s mother, Joyce Hawkins, when she reportedly began a longterm sexual relationship with the teenage Brown.
Davis, who is in her 40s, has always denied having an inappropriate relationship with her well-endowed client. In 2009 Davis’ lawyer Marshall Grossman released a statement, saying “The relationship between Ms. Davis and Mr. Brown is that of manager and client. There has never been any other relationship. The rumors in circulation are false.”
Tina will continue to work for Brown’s management team in a minor role.
Plus, Bu began his career as road manager for rappers Lil Zane and Loon in the 1990s. He was eventually promoted to co-CEO of Konvict Muzik, where he helped manage the careers of Lady Gaga, rapper T-Pain, among others.