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12 Black Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Related

January 6, 2014 | Posted by G. Thorpe

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Al Roker & Lenny Kravitz
NBC’s Today show’s accomplished weatherman and anchor Al Roker says that he and superstar rocker Lenny Kravitz are cousins. In the July 2011 issue of UsWeekly, Roker said that he and Kravitz’s mother, late actress Roxie Roker ( Helen Willis character on The Jeffersons television series), were first cousins.

 

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Bill Bellamy & Shaq
Retired NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal and actor and stand-up comedian Bill Bellamy, who both hail from Newark, N. J., are second cousins.

Wood and Steve Harris

Wood Harris & Steve Harris
Successful Black actors Wood Harris and Steve Harris are brothers. Wood Harris starred in the TV series The Wire and Steve Harris starred in ABC’s The Practice. They have also starred in several movies including Remember the Titans, Above the Rim, Quarantine, and Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

Chad and Syleena Johnson

Chad Johnson & Syleena Johnson
Former NFL player Chad Johnson is the brother of R&B songstress Syleena Johnson, who shot to fame after her spectacular feature on Kanye West’s  “All Fall Down.” The two stars have the same father, Syl Johnson.

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K-Ci & JoJo & Fantasia
Nineties R&B superstars K-Ci & JoJo, and American Idol star Fantasia Barrino are cousins. The three R&B singers all reportedly grew up in North Carolina.

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Vince Carter & Tracy McGrady
Prior to the start of the lockout-shortened 1998-99 basketball season, the Raptors drafted Tracy McGrady’s cousin Vince Carter. McGrady was already on the team and reports say the two became inseparable. In one interview, teammate Dee Brown reflected, “They say they’re cousins… But Siamese twins is more like it.”


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Stacey Dash & Damon Dash
Former Rocafella executive Damon Dash and actress Stacey Dash are first cousins.  They’re both from the Bronx, N.Y., where they reportedly grew up together.

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Martin Lawrence & Christopher Martin
In the 1990 movie “House Party,” comedian Martin Lawrence was cast in the role of Dragon Breath Bilal, the cousin of Christopher “Play” Martin. What many fans may not know is that the two actors are cousins in real life also.


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Pete Rock & Heavy D
In a TVOne “Unsung” special featuring Heavy D,  DJ Pete Rock revealed that he was the late rapper’s younger cousin. Rock said that it was Heavy D’s brother Floyd who taught him how to DJ. Natives of  Mount Vernon, N.Y., both D and Rock saw success in hip-hop in the ’90s.

Snoop Dogg and Ray J

Snoop Dogg & Brandy & Ray J
Rap star Snoop Dogg said in an MTV 2006 interview that  Brandy and Ray J are his cousins. He explained that after they discovered they were family, they decided to keep it a secret. Said Snoop, ”We never really told the world because we weren’t trippin’ off of that, but that’s my family.”

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Rashida Jones & Quincy Jones
Parks & Recreation and The Office actress Rashida Jones is the daughter of the legendary music mogul Quincy Jones.
Redfoo & Berry Gordy
Redfoo & Berry Gordy
Motown legend Berry Gordy is the father of LMFAO rocker Redfoo (aka Stefan Kendal Gordy).


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HM SOME OF THEM WELL ALL OF THEM i DIDN'T KNOW.  SHOCKED AT OCHO AND SYLENNA
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Originally posted by 510QUEEN 510QUEEN wrote:

HM SOME OF THEM WELL ALL OF THEM i DIDN'T KNOW.  SHOCKED AT OCHO AND SYLENNA

because it aint true. Ocho dad is dead. Syleena's dad isnt. 
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I didn't know the Harris boys were brothers. (never mind)

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Some of these I already knew
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Originally posted by Ladycoils Ladycoils wrote:


I didn't know the Harris boys were brothers. (never mind)


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Originally posted by Princess_S Princess_S wrote:

Originally posted by 510QUEEN 510QUEEN wrote:

HM SOME OF THEM WELL ALL OF THEM i DIDN'T KNOW.  SHOCKED AT OCHO AND SYLENNA

because it aint true. Ocho dad is dead. Syleena's dad isnt. 

I remember reading about them being half or step siblings.


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^^ The fact that that says wikipedia...Plus it would've listed her other siblings as well 
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