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Omarion Jokes That He Is Not Omicron, You Don't Have To Isolate If You Meet Him

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By Kristin Myers on January 3, 2022 at 12:16 PM EST

Singer Omarion has heard all the jokes comparing his name to Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant that is sweeping the nation.

Last month, actor LaKeith Stanfield teased the difference between the two similar names in a now-deleted Instagram post.

Although Omarion did not respond to the post directly, he did create a TikTok video to address the joke.

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Omarion: 'I Am An Artist, Not A Variant'

Omarion set the record straight in a TikTok video posted on New Year's Day, announcing that he was "an artist, not a variant."

"Hi everybody, this is Omarion. I am an artist, not a variant," he began.

"So please be aware that if you just so happen to run into me on the street, you don't have to isolate for five days," he joked. "Nor do you have to have a negative test result in order to dance to my music."

He concluded the video by saying, "So please, be safe, be healthy, happy new year."

The post was a hit with fans, resulting in almost 1,000 likes, almost 20,000 comments, and over 128k shares. Some fans thought that the video was hysterical, while others felt that joking about COVID-19 was no laughing matter, considering how many people have died from the virus.

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Omarion Is Not Omicron, But He Is The Yeti

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Although Omarion is not Omicron, he was also known as the Yeti during season 5 of Fox's musical guessing game, "The Masked Singer."

In May, Omarion was selected for elimination, although many felt that he should have gone all the way to the finale. Instead, the audience crowned Nick Lachey, who performed as the Pig, as the season 5 winner.

Although Omarion was disappointed to leave the show so soon, he did say that he appreciated the chance to "develop a character."

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"I really am happy that I was open enough to experience what it means to be felt, rather than seen," he shared. "And for a very long time as an entertainer, I completely forgot what that was like. So to be able to develop a character like the Yeti, and do my research — I may have felt like a Yeti a time or two in my career. I felt like that was what I needed to get [from this experience]. It’s better to be felt."

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“When you do a great performance and people feel it, they may forget what they see, but they will never forget how they felt," he continued. "So I’m so happy that I was able to even come in hot as the wildcard. It was a great experience. I’m happy that I enjoyed myself."

He also described how difficult it was performing in the Yeti costume, which weighed over 60 pounds!

"It was intense,” he revealed. "A lot of people from the outside looking in don’t know how strenuous performing with a 60-pound costume. I automatically started thinking about all of the characters at Disneyland and how they have to put these outfits on and take these little breaks and stuff."

He added, "I was immediately thinking like, ‘Oh my goodness, I’m wearing a helmet, an extra pair of arms and legs.’ It was very interesting. But nonetheless, I really had a good time transforming into the Yeti."

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