It’s safe to say that many people have heard “I saw someone who looked just like you” at one point or another. However, when it comes to celebs, being mistaken for someone else can be an all-too-common phenomenon.
Here are X Black celebrities who are believed to look alike.
Mario & Chris Rock
First up, we have R&B singer Mario and comedian Chris Rock, who many “older white people” think bear a striking resemblance to each other.
think on this…. you ever seen chris rock & mario in the same room? pic.twitter.com/DHjH1azQFB
— V1T1 (@currybaigani) November 21, 2015
In fact, during a sit-down with VladTV, Mario dished on how often people mistake him for Chris.
“When I travel, at least two people [make the mistake]. Especially if they’re the older–it’s the older white people, like, always.”
Mario humorously went on to share that, upon actually meeting Chris, he jokingly asked the comedian if he could have possibly been his biological father.
Ari Lennox & Letitia Wright
Ari Lennox is another soulful artist who resembles 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 went as far as to unofficially dub Letitia the “evil Ari” on Twitter.
Evil Ari Lenox pic.twitter.com/XBIL7T5P0I
— 6EYONCÉ (@andyzonesix) October 3, 2022
This had a lasting impact on Marvel fans.
Someone calling Letitia Wright the “Evil Ari Lennox” is all I thought about while watching Black Panther 2
— Kristopher (@___MissKris) November 16, 2022
Why when my high ass was watching Wakanda Forever I kept thinking Ari Lennox and Letitia Wright was going back and forth playing Shuri
— kіᥒgᑲᥣᥙ⍴rіᥒ𝗍 bday in 3 days (@KingBluprint_) November 15, 2022
Freddie Gibbs & Don Cheadle
Freddie Gibbs and Don Cheadle are an additional musician/actor duo who people think look alike.
Happy Birthday to a great actor Don Cheadle. pic.twitter.com/QOGOtBNJF9
— Jerry Parsons21225 (@jerry_parsons) November 29, 2022
Recently, a Twitter user uploaded a photo of Don Cheadle to wish Freddie Gibbs a happy birthday. Freddie took it in good spirits, though.
— Big 🐰 (@FreddieGibbs) November 29, 2022
A reporter also jokingly confused the two earlier this year.
He called Don Cheadle Freddie Gibbs 😂 pic.twitter.com/3XRfwWUoE8
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) September 19, 2022
GloRilla & Lil Mama
Thanks to a set of viral posts, similarities between Lil Mama and GloRilla—as well as Bow Wow and Wendy Raquel Robinson—were put on blast.
Glo comes from a talented family 👀 pic.twitter.com/RM0zIRQaE1
— Willy Nilly (@YourboyDonell) November 23, 2022
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) November 27, 2022
While the recent posts draw comparisons between four different celebrities, the GloRilla and Lil Mama similarities seem to have stuck the most.
Someone said GloRilla look like she could be Lil Mama sister and I had to pause cause I can see it too lmaooooo
— Dee Holt 🍎🍟🍎❄️ ➏ (@D_1andOnly_) November 23, 2022
glorilla looks like lil mama idk
— ifeoma🧊 (@icestyledyou) November 23, 2022
Glorilla think she slick 🤔 we know that’s u lil mama 😭🤣💀 pic.twitter.com/LQfIRR60LH
— Boobie 💰 🇨🇺 (@Boobie_Rackz) November 25, 2022
Every time I see Glorilla I think it’s Lil Mama 😭
— heads have rolled for less. (@thomxsjw) November 30, 2022
CeeLo Green & E-40
Musicians CeeLo Green and E-40 are two others who have been confused for each other.
A Twitter user recently ran into CeeLo Green, though she wound up tagging E-40 in the post.
Once she realized her mistake, she jokingly corrected herself by referring to CeeLo as “Charles Barkley.”
“Okay f**k y’all, you’re dumb as f**k if you guys thought I didn’t know this was Charles Barkley.”
Okay fuck y’all, you’re all dumb as fuck if you guys thought I didn’t know this was Charles Barkley
— Tiva (@tivafox) November 28, 2022
Regina Hall & Regina King
Finally, we have Regina Hall and Regina King.
On top of sharing a given name, these celebs have to share the experience of commonly being misidentified.
Sir 🤦🏾♀️ that’s not Regina Hall *sigh* https://t.co/6dSbf2ydMJ
— Legz (@LegzNHoops54) April 26, 2020
Guys. It’s beyond time for y’all to learn the difference between Regina King and Regina Hall. Like, come on. (Cuz y’all know the differences between all the Chrises!)
— KelleyLCarter (@KelleyLCarter) January 22, 2021
The amount of times I’ve had to correct people about Regina Hall and Regina King in these last few months alone tells me that people have not appropriately been appreciating them for the decades they’ve been slaying in Hollywood. Do better.
— Candice Frederick (@ReelTalker) January 12, 2019
The difference between Regina Hall and Regina King be whooping y’all asses 💀
— LOOK AT THE CEO!!! (@WYETTHASSP0KEN) April 26, 2020
However, Regina Hall hilariously shared that there are some “perks” to the mix ups during a past speech at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, People reports.
“People get us confused and I get all the perks. Seriously, they’re like, ‘Here’s a gift certificate for Regina King, for $5,000 for Barney’s,’ and I’m just like, ‘I’m her!’”
What other Black celebrity lookalikes come to mind?