Wife of Rio rapper Mr. Catra openly discusses polygamy; she is one of his four “wives” and mother of 4 of his 21 children by 14 women

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She openly discusses polygamy as a reality and says that families of middle class neighborhoods are the ones deceiving themselves.


Silvia Regina says that in middle class neighborhoods husbands also have several women. The difference is that in the favela (shantytown) it’s easier to “bump into one another.”

Mr. Catra and his first wife, Silvia: “Polygamy has been happening for a long time in the favela.”

Mr. Catra was previously featured on this blog in a post about the controversial video “Kong” by Brazilian singer Alexandre Pires. Catra (Wagner Domingues da Costa) is a popular rapper from Rio de Janeiro in a style known as Funk Carioca, a sound somewhatreminiscent of the mid-90s Miami Bass sound.Funk Carioca has been highly criticized over the years because of its sexually explicit lyrics and dancers, which some see as vulgar, and its connection to crime and drug trafficking in Rio’s…

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