Omarion Playfully Addresses Omicron Jokes: 'I Am An Artist, Not A Variant'

Omarion took to TikTok on Saturday to address recent memes that have called for health officials to rename the Omicron variant after the R&B singer.

Omarion performing onstage during 2021 Millennium Tour

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Omarion performing onstage during 2021 Millennium Tour

Over the past few months, popular memes have circulated on social media that link Omarion’s name with the Omicron variant because they sound somewhat similar.

The R&B singer took to TikTok on Saturday to wish his fans a happy New Year, posting a video in which he addressed the Omicron jokes.

“Hi everybody, this is Omarion. I am an artist, not a variant,” he said in the clip. “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, nor do you have to have a negative test result in order to dance to my music. So please, be safe, be healthy, happy new year.”

Omarion addresses the Omicron varient jokes:

“I am an artist, not a varient.”

— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 1, 2022

Omarion’s remarks arrive just a week after LaKeith Stanfield took to Instagram the day after Christmas to share a DM he sent to the former B2K frontman about screwing up everyone’s holiday.

“You ruining Christmas for everybody smh,” the Atlanta star wrote to Omarion. Stanfield playfully captioned his message, “I’m weak i wonder if he’s gunna respond.” Kehlani, Bria Myles, HaHa Davis, and others shared laughing emojis in the comments sections of Stanfield’s post.

Lmao RT @Complex: LaKeith Stanfield took to IG to share a DM he sent to Omarion joking that the singer was screwing up everyone’s holiday. 😂

— gh0stface_x (@gh0stface_x) December 27, 2021

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