O'Shea Jackson Jr. Not Down with 'Roots'

6/6/2016 6:37 AM PDT

O'Shea Jackson Jr. says enough slavery already ... there are more inspiring stories to tell.

We got O'Shea at LAX Sunday and he threw shade on "Roots," saying it's been played out.

And speaking of roots, O'Shea says he's traced his ... and it didn't take him far from home.