It can be said that many people have heard “I have seen a man who only like you” at one point or another. However, when it comes to celebrities, being mistaken for someone else can be an all too common phenomenon.
This is Black X famous people who are said to look alike.
Mario & Chris Rock
First, we have R&B singer Mario and comedian Chris Rock, who many “older whites” say have striking similarities.
think about this…. have you ever seen chris rock & mario in the same room? pic.twitter.com/DHjH1azQFB
– V1T1 (@currybaigani) November 21, 2015
In fact, in one sitting down with VladTVMario shares how often people mistake him for Chris.
“When I travel, at least two people [make the mistake]. Especially if they’re older people – always older whites.”
Mario continued to humorously share that, when he actually met Chris, he jokingly asked the comedian if he could be his biological father.
Ari Lennox & Letitia Wright
Ari Lennox is another soulful artist just like a fellow star: Black Panther Actress Letitia Wright.
Letitia Wright for the Guardian pic.twitter.com/QODQVRhtTt
– Kea (@jacquemusx) November 20, 2022
In fact, people have gone so far as to unofficially refer to Letitia as “The Evil Ari” on Twitter.
Demon Ari Lenox pic.twitter.com/XBIL7T5P0I
– 6EYONCÉ (@andyzonesix) October 3, 2022
This has a lasting impact on Marvel fans.
Someone calling Letitia Wright “The Devil Ari Lennox” is all that comes to mind when I watch Black Panther 2
– Kristopher (@___MissKris) November 16, 2022
Why when my ass is watching Wakanda Forever, I keep thinking Ari Lennox and Letitia Wright are doing Shuri over and over
— kіᥒgᑲᥣᥙ⍴rіᥒ𝗍 bday in 3 days (@KingBluprint_) November 15, 2022
Freddie Gibbs & Don Cheadle
Freddie Gibbs and Don Cheadle are a complementary actor/musician duo that everyone considers the same.
Happy birthday to the amazing actor Don Cheadle. pic.twitter.com/QOGOTBNJF9
– Jerry Parsons21225 (@jerry_parsons) November 29, 2022
Recently, a Twitter user posted a picture of Don Cheadle wishing Freddie Gibbs a happy birthday. However, Freddie received it in good spirits.
– Big (@FreddieGibbs) November 29, 2022
A reporter also confused the two earlier this year.
He calls Don Cheadle Freddie Gibbs 😂 pic.twitter.com/3XRfwWUoE8
– Daily noise (@DailyLoud) September 19, 2022
GloRilla & Mother Lil
Thanks to a flurry of viral posts, the similarities between Lil Mama and GloRilla—as well as Bow Wow and Wendy Raquel Robinson—became explosive.
Glo comes from a talented family pic.twitter.com/RM0zIRQaE1
– Willy Nilly (@YourboyDonell) November 23, 2022
– TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) November 27, 2022
While recent posts offer comparisons between four different celebrities, the similarities between GloRilla and Lil Mama seem to get the most attention.
Someone said GloRilla looks like Lil Mama and I have to pause because I can see it too lmaooooo
— Dee Holt ️ (@D_1andOnly_) November 23, 2022
glorilla looks like lil mama idk
– ifeoma🧊 (@icestyledyou) November 23, 2022
Glorilla thinks she’s clever we know it’s your mom pic.twitter.com/LQfIRR60LH
— Boobie (@Boobie_Rackz) November 25, 2022
Every time I see Glorilla, I think it’s Lil Mama
– the head was rolling for less. (@thomxsjw) November 30, 2022
CeeLo Green & E-40
Musicians CeeLo Green and E-40 are two others who have been confused with each other.
A Twitter user recently stumbled across CeeLo Green, even though she tagged E-40 in the post.
When she realized her mistake, she jokingly corrected herself by calling CeeLo “Charles Barkley”.
“Okay, you guys are stupid if you think I don’t know this is Charles Barkley.”
Okay fuck you are all stupid if you think I don’t know this is Charles Barkley
– Tiva (@tivafox) November 28, 2022
Regina Hall & King Regina
Finally, we have Regina Hall and Regina King.
In addition to sharing a certain name, these celebrities have to share experiences that are often misidentified.
Sir ♀️ that’s not Regina Hall *sigh* https://t.co/6dSbf2ydMJ
– Legz (@LegzNHoops54) April 26, 2020
You. It’s time for you to learn the difference between Regina King and Regina Hall. Like, let’s go. (Since you all know the difference between all Chrises!)
– KelleyLCarter (@KelleyLCarter) January 22, 2021
Just the number of times I’ve had to correct people about Regina Hall and Regina King over the past few months tells me that people haven’t appreciated them appropriately over the decades they’ve killed off in Hollywood. Do better.
– Candice Frederick (@ReelTalker) January 12, 2019
The difference between Regina Hall and Regina King is your ass
– LOOK AT CEO!!! (@WYETTHASSP0KEN) April 26, 2020
However, Regina Hall humorously shared that there are some “privileges” to the mix in a previous speech at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, People report.
“People confuse us and I get all the perks. Seriously, they were like, ‘Here’s a voucher for Regina King, for $5,000 for Barney’s,’ and I just said, ‘I’m her!’”
What other Black celebrity-like people do you think of?