R&B star Omarion has apparently just had enough of being compared to the COVID variant Omicron. So much so that he goes on social media to clear the matter up.
Omarion spoke about the comparisons drawn by fans and members of the public in a series of three TikTok videos released on January 1, 2022.
“Hello, this is Omario. I'm an artist – no variant, ”he began the first clip. “So please be aware that if you happen to run into me on the street, you don't have to isolate for 5 days or have a negative test result in order to dance to my music. So please, be sure, be healthy. Happy New Year!"
@ omarion ## omarion ## omnicron ## happynewyear ♬ original sound – Omarion
Omarion continued the topic with two more tongue-in-cheek TikTok videos.
“What's going on, it's Omarion, the entertainer, not the variant. While it's important not to touch me and to keep your distance because you know it's meant to be, you don't need a negative test to dance to my music, okay. That's why I want to tell everyone to stay safe, be good to each other and have a Happy New Year, "he says while his 2005 hit 'Touch' is playing in the background."
@ omarion ## omarion ## happynewyear ♬ Touch – Omarion
Omarion decided to post another clip to underline the message that he is an entertainer, "no variant".
"I know there has been a lot of confusion online recently, so my lawyers asked me to read this," he reads blankly before smiling. "I, Omarion, am a musician and entertainer – you knew that – no variant, okay."
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"The last time I had to do this was in 2000, when everyone mistook Y2K for B2K," he jokes, referring to his band from the early nineties, B2K. “It shouldn't be like that, but seriously, I want to wish you all a happy and safe new year. Peace."
@omarionJust in case you haven't received the message. @NYRE 🙏🏾😁✨. Omarion not omicron ♬ Mutually (feat. Whales) – Omarion
Omarion is best known as the lead singer of the R&B boy band B2K before they split up in 2004. He then embarked on a solo career and released his debut album 0, which received a Grammy nomination for best contemporary R&B album in 2005. Since then, Omarion has released four more albums and starred in a number of films and television shows.
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