Public Enemy’s Professor Griff and Hip Hop vet Solé quietly tied the knot over the weekend. Solé, who was previously married to Ginuwine, posted multiple photos of the wedding to her Instagram account, revealing a traditional rakhi ceremony. One caption read, “Mr. & Mrs. Shah 8.27.17.”
In a previous Instagram post, dated August 11, Solé explained how the longtime friends finally reconnected and what the rakhis they’re wearing on their wrists symbolizes.
“today marked one year to the day that @professorgriff and I reconnected and had lunch as friends,” the Kansas City native explained. “We had no clue what would ensue. At the time we had known each other for 27 years but he was always like my big brother. After that lunch though, something changed… and a beautiful plutonic friendship based on love and mutual respect, began blossoming into a beautiful, romantic relationship based on that foundation.”
She continued, “Traditionally, sisters tie a rakhi to their brothers’ wrist as a reminder of his duty to protect and honour his spiritual as well as brotherly obligations. They take a vow to protect them from harm and sisters pray for long life for their brothers … We tied them on each other as a symbol of love, honor, respect and protection for one another… and offered these prayers to the Divine.”
In addition to his work with Public Enemy, Griff has released a handful of solo albums, including 2001’s And The Word Became Flesh, which was co-produced by PE frontman Chuck D. Public Enemy’s latest album, Nothing Is Quick In The Desert, dropped in June.