American singer Omarion: “I am an artist, not a variant of the Covid”


Ever since the Omicron variant of Covid-19 surfaced in the United States, social media experts have casually (or accidentally called it) the Omarion variant.

Well the R&B artist has heard all the jokes and he’s running with it. “Hi, this is Omarion. I’m an artist – not a variant,” he begins the first of three TikTok videos released on January 1. “So please know that if you meet me on the street, you don’t need to self-isolate for 5 days.”

In a TikTok follow-up, soundtrack to his 2005 hit soundtrack To touch, the 37-year-old continues the gag. “While it’s important not to touch me and to keep your distance, because you know it’s supposed to be like that, you don’t need a negative test to dance to my music,” says -he. The TikTok video series quickly went viral with over 100,000 views each. The humorous clips then made their way to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

the Publish to be hitmaker later modified the script somewhat for a video. “I know there has been a lot of confusion online lately, so my lawyers have asked me to read this,” he reads with false seriousness. “I, Omarion, am a musician and an artist – you knew that – not a variation, okay. Omarion then refers to his earlier career as a member of the 2000s boy group B2K.

“The last time I had to do it was in 2000, when everyone confused Y2K and B2K,” he jokes. “That’s not how it’s supposed to be, but seriously, I want to wish you all a safe and happy New Year. Peace.”

Omarion has released six albums as a solo artist, including two, oh and 21, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Most recently, he teamed up with other R&B stars Bow Wow and Soulja Boy for the 2021 single, EX. – Reuters


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