That’s My Cousin! Famous Black Celebrities Who Are Related

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March 20, 2012 ‐ By

Snoop Dogg and Brandy, Ray J

This one seemed very odd considering they come two very different worlds for first cousins. But Snoop Dogg said it himself in this interview with MTV. He explained why he kept the info on the low, saying that “We never really told the world because we weren’t trippin’ off of that, but that’s my family.”

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/jaheartsjonas Jay

    Chris and Martin, Chris and Al, and a couple others on this list look very related, they almost look like brothers or sisters. Sometimes you see someone’s cousin (by blood, not marriage) and you think, “They’re related???”

  • MalikaiDragonSlayer

    Umm, maybe it’s just me but I’d personally consider Ludacris and Monica cousins with that connection.

  • Queenjewel79

    Monica and Ludacris ARE cousins since his uncle is married to her mother . When people marry they become one so her family is now his and vice versa. You should have chosen a better example.

  • OLIVIA_J537

    I THOUGHT STACEY AND DAMON DASH WHERE BROTHER AND SISTER?

    • Denise_bell

      KNOW THERE COUSIN’S (FRIST COUSIN’S)

      • guest

        Every word in this post is spelled incorrectly.

  • http://twitter.com/T_Rocka1975 Leeyah D

    wow a lot of surprising family connections 
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  • Dinky Proctor

    Here’s another one, child Actress Yara Shahidi and rapper Nas are cousins.

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  • Bella

    Is it true the manager of B2K sexually abused the members?

  • SnowLady

    I think maybe you all need to do a genealogy search on Snoop and Ray J kind ship because Snoop known for calling people his family. As far as Fantasia and KCI- and Jojo, why didn’t they get her noticed, the girl can blow.

  • Mscstapleton

    when did being related by marriage mean you’re not really related?!?!?

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  • Kaykay6812

    Isn’t Stacy and Damon Dash brother and sister?

    • Denise_bell

      NO THEY R COUSIN’S I’M NOT 2 SURE BUT FIRST COUSIN’S

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Belinda-Ward/100001439354303 Belinda Ward

    i read everyone commets how the hell can all say who is or who ant do all live with them and if any off these people are not related they will come forth and say so so shut up 

    • April64baby

      I hear you! Bill Bellamy is actually my cousin as well, although I am clearly not a “celebrity”. We are related on our mothers and maternal grandmothers side of the family. I believe that he and Shaq are related from his father’s side although I never knew this until recently. He and I actually grew up together in Newark, NJ. Roy Jones Jr. is also my cousin. When people find out that I am TRULY related to both and can prove it w/ pics of us as kids, family reunions etc. then they believe it. Why is it that people find it so hard to believe that “celebrities” have families too?  He was and still is “Billy to me”. Long before he became “Bill Bellamy” he was my cousin playing Star Trek w/ me and my brother under our grandmother’s dining room table. LOL.

  • Blackroom17

    This is site running out of ideas…cuz i remember reading this a few months ago….

  • Bs2012

    They left out Monica and Ludacris. I thought they would be on the list. I do believe their first cousins.

    • Denise_bell

      NO THEY WAS ON THE LIST ,IT WAS SAID THAT LUDACRIS’S UNCLE IS MARRIED 2 MONICA’S MOTHER

    • dee

      I think is Ludacris and LaLa Anthony are cousins

    • dee

      I think is Ludacris and LaLa Anthony are cousins

  • customcalendars4u2

    Most of these claims are not accurate at all….

  • Sanderschykim

    fantasia & casey, jo jo…that is not an attractive family
    we serve a fair and merciful god..who blessed them with talent.( singing)

    • sexcgenius

      So your fair and merciful God made a mistake is what you are saying?  If you are going to testify to the goodness of God, leave your personal conviction on the side.  The only thing this does is give non-believers a reason to never believe.  Try to be more like the light on a hill instead of a hater.

    • Nomahlubi Sanders

      God don’t like what you just said … how can you use His name in vain by judging other people negatively first, then buttering them up with a blessing? 

  • Chanda

    Well of course Lenny Kravitz and Al Roker are related. Kravitz’s mother was Roxy Roker from the Jeffersons.

  • Victoria

    Ray J, Brandy & Snoop Dog? While that explains a LOT ’cause Ray J is definitely a D-O-G! 

  • Victoria

    Maybe K-Ci and Jo-Jo weren’t that impressed with Fantasia’s singing. I know I’m not! 

  • LALATAREA

    wait, wouldnt your stepfathers nephew actually be your cousin? Just like your “real” fathers nephew would be your cousin?

  • tee tee

    Kci Jojo and Fantasia I c why they r related. Great voices run in their family.I love em all.

  • Cathyneal4

    That’s rude. Christopher Martin left his career when he was on top because he had a very severe form of cancer.

    • Mr Footmanjr

      He had cancer dumb a**

  • Tagirl

    Wow, I never knew Brandy and Snoop were cousins. Didn’t know that most peeps on this list were related except Stacy and Dame; Dionne & Whitney; Marcus & J-Boog, and Heavy & Pete Rock.

  • beautiful_mami

    I have to say the snoop, brandy, ray j one surprised me.. I would have never guessed they had a family connection

    • Bigshorty

      Their parents (Snoop’s and Brandy’s) all originate from McComb, Mississippi and moved to California. Daz of the Dogg Pound is Snoop’s first cousin as well. Nate Dogg (RIP) and Suge Knight’s parents also are natives of Mississippi.

    • No MORE

      Why Brandy and Ray J are from Carson and Snoop is from Long Beach (you can stand on one intersection and depending which way you go you either in Carson, Long Beach or Compton). There families migrated from the south (Mississippi) like most Black families.

  • Denise_bell

    AL B SURE & CHIRS. WILLIAMS R NOT BLOOD COUSIN,AL B SURE HAD SAID SO AT ONE TIME.THAT THEY R NOT REAL COUSIN.

    • DoinMe

      Right! People made that up because they were competing pretty boys at the time. 

      Marques Houston is kin to a few of those B2K guys. In fact, I thought all of them were relatives in some kid of way–cousins, brothers, etc…

      • Allie1234

        i thought so too. omarion is his brother and i think raz b and fizz was cousin

        • Bs2012

          No, Marques & Omarion are “play” brothers. They said it in an interview. The only one’s who were related are Marques & J-Boog and Raz-B is Chris Stokes’ (the manager) cousin. Lil Fizz is singers Jhene Aiko & Mila J’s cousin. Mila J and Marques dated for a lil while. She was also in the group Gyrl back in the 90’s.

          • Leilani

            I read in an interview that Fizz and Jhene and Mila were not blood cousins, that Chris had them play that off because they looked alike and it was good marketing. But let’s be real, the interview I read could have lied! LOL Hard to trust an article if I don’t actually hear it from the person! But Jhene does have a baby by O’ryan (Omarion’s little brother). 

          • Andrea

            Jhene and Lil Fizz aren’t real cousins either look it up

        • Getit2gether

          No they r not marques has a sister and an older brother omarion has 1 younger brother and a bunch of little sisters trust, omarion went 2 hamilton highschool in l.a and so did i

  • IllyPhilly

     Deja Vu