In the newest episode of Finding Your Roots, which premiered on Tuesday, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs discovered some pretty shocking information.
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The PBS show’s main goal is to help stars uncover their family’s history that may have not been readily available to them in the past.
For Diddy, however, the information he learned was quite unexpected.
Alongside host Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Diddy found out that his third great-grandfather was born in Maryland — and was a free man.
Henry said of Diddy’s newfound familial history, “Make no mistake about it, man, this is not typical of the black experience.” Adding, “for 90 percent of the African-American people who sat where you’ve sat when I’ve done their family tree, no free ancestors.”
The knowledge overwhelmed Diddy and, rightfully so, conflicted the hip hop mogul. He responded, “[the information] makes me feel kinda conflicted, that my family was free and there were so many other families that weren’t.”
Finding Your Roots appears on PBS every Tuesday at 8 PM EST.
P. Diddy's Transformation Over The Years
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1. Diddy and the one and only Biggie Smalls in 1995.
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2. Diddy all laughs next to Andre Harrell.
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3. Diddy and Mase at the 11th Annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in 1997.
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4. Diddy and B.I.G.
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5. Diddy flaunting his bling in 1997.
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6. Diddy in a baggy suit.
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7. Diddy in camouflage.
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8. Old school Diddy.
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9. Diddy shining next to Tyra Banks.
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10. The super throwback of Diddy and Lil Kim.
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11. Bow tie Diddy.
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12. Diddy and the kids back in '04.
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13. Mowhawk Diddy in '04.
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14. Diddy maxin' and relaxin' in all white in 2005.
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15. Diddy with the shiny puffer vest on.
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16. Diddy in all black everything back in '08.
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17. Diddy nurturing his baby, Sean John, in 2008.
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18. Diddy cleans up nice.
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19. Diddy, the king of branding.
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20. Calm Diddy Combs.
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21. Diddy with Dem Boyz.
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22. Diddy gets his inspirational speech on at Howard University last year.
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23. Diddy, the family man.
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24. Old school Diddy was a ladies man, but Cassie got 2015 Diddy locked down.
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25. Diddy still looking good in 2015.
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