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Nas Learns About His Family’s History As Slaves

Oct 29, 2014 at 8:18 am |

Nas appeared on the PBS show, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr last night. The episode, titled We Come From People features the Queens based rapper, Academy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett and senior adviser to President Obama Valerie Jarret. Nas is shown a picture of the white slave owner who bought his great-great-great grandmother. As if that wasn’t traumatizing enough, the hurting rapper was then shown the receipt from the transaction, appalled that his relative was only sold for $830. Watch the clip above.

Nas reacts painfully to documents on his ancestor’s slavery.

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