You Family? Celebs Who We Didn’t Know Were Black

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Slash

The iconic guitarist for Guns N’ Roses can thank his African-American mother for his signature long, thick mane. His father was an English artist and his mother was a costume designer who worked with the likes of David Bowie. Having been born in England, Slash has dual citizenship. Of his heritage, Slash remarked in his autobiography: “As a musician, I’ve always been amused that I’m both British and black; particularly because so many American musicians seem to aspire to be British while so many British musicians…went to such great pains to be black.”

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