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[SOUND] Singer Tom Jones is seeking a DNA test to determine if he has any African ancestry. His inquiry into his lineage is twofold. One, out of his own curiosity. And two, long standing speculation by fans. Jones has said he was often mistaken for being black. Partly because of his baritone voice and his thick black curly hair. Apparently that's all you need these days. All right, so, what say you? Slayed or Shade? One, two three. Shade, Slayed, Okay all right, let's start with you, why Shade? Why wait this long to figure out if you're black, well I don't understand that. And then I Feel like him and Rachel [UNKNOWN] had like, a conversation, which made him be like, she was like, yo, listen, this black thing is pretty funny. You should try it. It's pretty cool. You should try it out. But yeah, it just, it's unusual. #blaimrachel? Yes. Very unusual. [INAUDIBLE] [LAUGH] [CROSSTALK] Tom, get your DNA on. I mean, do you? I think he took The compliment from us Black folk that he might, he's got a little soul in him. And I don't mind you finding out the real truth. But if you do find out, you don't have any black in you, don't do a race, Go on. Just let it go. Right, right. Be you, do you. But, I don't think it's anything wrong with finding out where you get all that soul from. Damn. Yeah. Okay. She's like, go Tom. Sure enough. Tony? He said sure enough. Sure enough. I think he slayed I think he needs to find out where he is, where his ancestry is from in Africa, and I think Tom Jones should also take Raven-Symone- [LAUGH] So she can figure out where in the continent in Africa she's from. I knew you were going there. No, I think it's a great thing, I think that it's Having dark hair and being soulful makes you black, then I guess Robin Thicke is blacker than I am. So I have no clue what my man Tom was thinking, but I think it's a good thing, maybe more people will get encouraged to To find out [INAUDIBLE]. [INAUDIBLE] Don't feel no kind of way [INAUDIBLE]. [LAUGH] Let's see what y'all are saying on social media. It looks like Brittany Johnson is getting [UNKNOWN] shade. She says slay for trying to know his genetic history, shade depending on what he does with the information. Okay, Vaughn, so a little bit in line with what you were saying.

Tom Jones to Undergo DNA Testing to See if His Ancestors Are Black

Is Tom Jones Black? The singer says fans always tell him he's simply passing as white and he wants to get a DNA test to get to the bottom of it. See what our #SladeorShade panel has to say about it. 

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