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Surprise, surprise, T.I. has scored a role in the upcoming “Roots” reboot.

The HISTORY channel has taken on the task of retelling the classic “Roots” story for a new generation. This time, instead of starring in it, Lavar Burton is set to Co-Executive produce the project he says, “is needed more than ever.”

Alongside T.I., who plays Cyrus, the all-star cast includes Forest Whitaker (“Fiddler”), Anna Paquin (“Nancy Holt”), Laurence Fishburne (“Alex Haley”), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“Tom Lea”), Anika Noni Rose (“Kizzy”), Mekhi Phifer (“Jerusalem”) and introduces Malachi Kirby (“Kunta Kinte”).

“’Roots’ will allow new audiences to experience this epic family saga with a new vision that is both incredibly inspiring and tremendously entertaining,” said Paul Buccieri, President of A&E and HISTORY. “We are proud that HISTORY will be able to bring new life to this incredible story that remains as important today as it did when the original ‘Roots’ first premiered.”

HISTORY® premieres “Roots” on Memorial Day 2016, airing over four consecutive nights at 9 p.m. beginning Monday, May 30. Check out the trailer below.

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Diddy Thinks He’d Make The Best NFL Owner — Watch His First Campaign To Take On The Panthers

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Diddy has expressed interest in the past of owning an NFL team and as of Sunday night, the media mogul just might be a hop, skip and a jump away from making his dreams come true.

On Sunday, the owner of the Carolina Panthers, Jerry Richardson, announced that he is selling the team. In an official statement, he suggested that “it’s time to turn the team over to a new ownership.”

Richardson explained, “I will put the team up for sale a the conclusion of this NFL season. We will not begin the sale process, nor will we entertain inquiries, until the very last game is played.”

Almost immediately, Diddy jumped on social media and shared a video expressing when the time comes, he might jump at the opportunity. “North Carolina Panthers are up for sale he said “I need to send a message out to everybody in the beautiful state of North Carolina.”

He continued, “I will be the best NFL owner that you could imagine. I will immediately address Colin Kaepernick situation and put him in the running for next year’s starting quarterback. But also, I would have the best half time show, the best selection of music and we would win Super Bowls.”

News flash, money doesn’t always necessarily make a winning team. But, there’s no doubt Diddy would make a great NFL owner.

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