What the Bronfman kid's up to

Ed Jr.'s son is a green activist who fathered a baby with M.I.A.

There’s nothing very Montreal about the Bronfmans anymore. Exhibit A is Warner Music Group CEO Ed Bronfman, Jr.’s 27-year-old son, Ben. The Seagram heir is a punk musician who grew up in Manhattan and who lives with his fiancee, the British-born, Tamil-background hip-hop singer M.I.A., in Bedford-Stuyvesant with the couple’s child. “I’ve always had that f**k-the-system mentality, and his dad is so ‘the system,’” M.I.A., whose real name is Maya Arulpragasam, told Spin recently. “But then, they’re the most liberal family—they bootlegged alcohol, for God’s sake. They’re rich because they threw big, illegal parties, so I don’t mind.” Ben is now hobnobbing with New York’s environmental movers and shakers, according to the New York Observer

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