Pete Wentz And More "White" Celebs You Probably Didn't Know Were Actually Black

These 11 stars are Blackity Black BLACK.


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Pete Wentz - The Fall Out Boy frontman may seem like your typical white-bread rocker, but he's actually 50 percent Afro-Jamaican, courtesy of his mom. During the early days of FOB, he would straighten his curls to fit his emo aesthetic. Fun fact: His third cousin is Collin Powell. (Photo: JB Lacroix/WireImage)


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Halsey - When this pop star steps out on stage with multicolered wigs and cornrows, the internet has A LOT to say about Halsey's cultural appropriation. Halsey, whose real name is Ashley Frangipone, is actually biracial. Halsey opened up about her father being African-American and her white guilt in Playboy stating, "I look like a white girl, but I don't feel like one. I'm a Black woman." (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)


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Logic - It seems like Logic, born Sir Robert Bryson Hall II,  was just joining the ranks of white rappers like Eminem when he first gained recognition. Logic is actually half black on his father's side so don't let those baby blue eyes fool you! Logic told NPR that out of his 7 biracial sibling, he looks the most white. (Photo: by Matthew Eisman/FilmMagic)


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Nicole Richie - She may be the adoptive daughter of Lionel Richie and Brenda Harvey-Richie, but Nicole Richie's biological father, Peter Escovedo, is Mexican, Creole and African, and her mother, Karen Moss, is Creole and African American. No wonder her and little sister Sofia Richie look so similar! Fun Fact: Singer Sheila E. is her biological aunt. (Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for REVOLVE)


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Rashida and Kidada Jones - You may know Kidada from her relationship with Tupac and Rashida from her acting career, including her recent cameo in Drake's "Nice For What" music video, but the sister duo are actually the daughters of music legend Quincy Jones. On Quincy Jones' mother's side, he is one-third European and two-thirds of his ancestry stems back to the Tikar people of Cameroon. (Photo: Chris Weeks/WireImage)


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Amber Rose - Even though she doesn't identify as a black woman, Amber Rose's mother is actually Cape Verdean. Amber Rose has clapped back on multiple occassions when haters question her race. Amber says growing up her family thought they were superior sice they were Creole and not black, and they even dissapporved of her relationship with Wiz Khalifa.(Photo: by Prince Williams/Getty Images)


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Kris Humphries - We knew there was a reason that Kim Kardashian married him! Basketball player Kris Humphries is one quarter African-American on his father's side. (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)

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Blake Griffin - The ginger hair and freckles may have thrown you off, but Blake Griffin's father is Afro-Haitian, making Blake 50 percent Black. When he talks about his race and growing up in Oklahoma with his fellow baller brother, Taylor, he says, "When I was young, it didn’t really affect me much because I didn’t necessarily know... There weren’t situations where I was getting made fun of a lot. It was just looks, comments, little stuff like that." (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)


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Vin Diesel - Actor Vin Diesel, born Mark Sinclair, is so racially ambiguous that people never really know what he is exactly. Well, Vin Diesel actually has little information on his on ethnicity. His mother is white and he was raised by his Black stepfather. When asked about his biological father, whom he never met, Vin Diesel says, "All I know from my mother is that I have connections to many different cultures," and that his parents' relationship would have been illegal in the United States. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)


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Wentworth Miller - You may recognize this actor from the show Prison Break, but you may not know that he is actually mixed with quite a few different ethnicities. Wentworth Miller's father is African-American, Jamaican, German and English, and his mother is Russian, Swedish, French, Dutch, Syrian and Lebanese. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)