Tracy Morgan ‘started crying’ after discovering he has a family connection with Rapper Nas

New York City – December 12, 2023

Tracy Morgan ‘started crying’ after discovering connection-with-Rapper-Nas

Tracy Morgan, renowned for his role in “30 Rock,” revealed on the “Connect The Dots” podcast that he stumbled upon an unexpected familial connection with his longtime friend and rapper Nas. The discovery occurred during Morgan’s participation in the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” leading to an emotional revelation that the two are third cousins.

Morgan, known for his comedic prowess, expressed his astonishment during the podcast, stating, “I turn the last page, and guess who’s sitting there? Nas. Me and Nas are third cousins on my mom’s side.” The revelation added a new layer to the already strong bond between the two, whom Morgan affectionately refers to as “Esco.”

Despite their close friendship over the years, Morgan admitted that the familial connection was previously unknown. He reminisced about their shared history, mentioning a Comedy Central show called “One Mic” dedicated to Nas’ late mother, which further deepened their connection.

“I did a show years ago on Comedy Central called One Mic that was for Nas’ mom that just passed away, so me and Esco always been tight,” Morgan revealed.

The emotional impact of the revelation was palpable, as Morgan recounted, “I called him up and I say, ‘YoEsco. Guess what? I just did ‘Finding Your Roots,’ me and you related.’ He started crying, I started crying.”

In a touching display of camaraderie, Morgan and Nas exchanged heartfelt commitments of support. “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.’”

“Finding Your Roots,” hosted by the esteemed Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is renowned for uncovering hidden familial ties among its celebrity guests. Morgan’s episode, filled with emotional revelations, is scheduled to air in February, promising an engaging exploration of the actor’s family heritage.

The unexpected connection between Tracy Morgan and Nas serves as a testament to the power of genealogical exploration, fostering deeper connections and understanding among friends who discover shared roots. The revelation adds a unique and personal touch to their already cherished friendship.

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