Don Cheadle and Freddie Gibbs Playfully Go Back-and-Forth About Looking Alike

Don Cheadle and Freddie Gibbs went back-and forth on Twitter recently, over the ongoing gag that the actor and the rapper look like one another.

Don Cheadle and Freddie Gibbs in a splice image

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Don Cheadle and Freddie Gibbs in a splice image

Freddie Gibbs recently joked that he and Don Cheadle are lookalikes, and now the actor has offered up a response.

On Tuesday, which was Cheadle’s birthday, a fan tweeted a picture of the actor at Gibbs jokingly wishing him a happy birthday. In response, the rapper retweeted the well wishes and added, “Happy birthday to the Don, my mentor @DonCheadle.”

Happy birthday to The Don, my mentor @DonCheadle

— Big 🐰 (@FreddieGibbs) November 29, 2022

In a playful response, Cheadle said, “We gonna get it on one of these days, fam.”

We gonna get it in one of these days, fam ...

— Don "but not forgotten" Cheadle (@DonCheadle) November 29, 2022

The Soul Sold Separately rapper appeared to take it as a challenge, so he shared a gif from Robin Hood: Men in Tights and added, “I challenge you.” Cheadle pointed out that he appeared to misread his initial response. “You misunderheard my tweet, daddy-o!!” he wrote alongside a crying laughing emoji.

You misunderheard my tweet, daddy-o!! 😂

— Don "but not forgotten" Cheadle (@DonCheadle) November 29, 2022

“My bad,” Gibbs wrote. “Ya goofy bastard …,” replied Cheadle.

Ya goofy bastard ...

— Don "but not forgotten" Cheadle (@DonCheadle) November 29, 2022

The two bumped into each other in person earlier this year during Super Bowl weekend, when Gibbs said Cheadle walked up to him and joked they look alike. “True story,” noted the White Noise actor. “Great meeting you, nephew. To be continued.”

😂😂 true story. great meeting you, nephew. to be continued ... ✌🏿♥️✊🏿

— Don "but not forgotten" Cheadle (@DonCheadle) February 14, 2022

It’s not too far-fetched to imagine the two collaborating in some form in the future. Cheadle has starred in a small number of music videos in the past, most notably Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA,” while Gibbs has recently branched out into the world of acting. So far, he’s appeared in the Peacock comedy series Bust DownPower Book IV: Force, and the independent drama Down with the King, in which he plays the lead.

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