Nas Breaks Down In Tears Upon Discovering His Relationship to Tracy Morgan

Unveiling Nas and Tracy Morgan's Heartfelt Family Connection: A Journey of Discovery and Emotion.
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In a heartwarming revelation, comedian Tracy Morgan shared a touching moment involving rap legend Nas. The surprise came during Morgan's appearance on an episode of "Finding Your Roots." Discussing the experience on the "Connect the Dots" podcast, Morgan unfolded the details of his newfound connection with Nas.

The revelation came as Morgan delved into the pages of his genealogy, discovering a familial link to Nas. Animatedly recounting the discovery, Morgan explained, "I turn the last page, and guess who’s sitting there? Nas. Me and Nas are third cousins on my mom’s side."

The bond between Morgan and Nas wasn't newfound, as Morgan reminisced about their enduring friendship. "Me and Esco [Nas] were always tight before that," Morgan shared. He recalled a Comedy Central show, "One Mic," dedicated to Nas' late mother, emphasizing the longstanding camaraderie between them.

The story took an emotional turn when Morgan reached out to Nas with the revelation. Recounting the conversation, Morgan said, "I called him up, and I say, ‘Yo Esco.’ He said, ‘What up Trey?’ And I said, ‘I just did Finding Your Roots. Me and you related.’"

What followed was a poignant moment of shared emotion. "He started crying, I started crying," Morgan revealed. The newfound connection brought forth a heartfelt commitment between the two. "And I said to him, ‘If you ever need me, I’m there, Cuz.’ He said, ‘Cuz, if you ever need me, I’m there.’"

The episode of "Finding Your Roots" with Tracy Morgan uncovered not only the familial link with Nas but also delved into Morgan's ancestral history. Tracing back 400 years, the show explored Morgan's roots, including details about the slave ship that transported his great, great, great, great, great grandfather to America during the era of slavery.

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This revelation adds a personal touch to Nas and Morgan's friendship, intertwining their stories in a shared history. Nas, having previously appeared on "Finding Your Roots" in 2014, had his own profound moment when discovering a bill of sale related to one of his ancestors who endured slavery.