“Omicron,” the fifteenth letter of the Greek alphabet, is probably not probably the most acquainted phrase to those that do not communicate Greek. So now that it is the title of the, some confusion is to be anticipated. However R&B musician Omarion desires it identified: His title might start with an “Om” and finish with an “on,” however he is acquired nothing to do with the virus.
“Hello, that is Omarion. I’m an artist, not a variant,” he says in a TikTok video posted Jan. 1. “So please bear in mind that in the event you simply so occur to run into me on the road, you do not have to isolate for 5 days.”
He additionally made a video for New 12 months’s Rockin’ Eve the place he jokes that his attorneys made him learn an announcement noting he’s not the virus variant.
“The final time I had to do that was in 2000 when everybody confused Y2K with B2K,” he says, referring to his position as lead singer for the boy band B2K, which stands for “Boys of the New Millennium.”
He is additionally modified his TikTok biography to learn, “Omarion the Entertainer not the variant.”
And whereas he did not cite any particular situations of his title getting confused with the virus, he made two extra movies concerning the mixup. “Whereas it is necessary to not contact me and preserve your distance, trigger you realize that is the way it’s alleged to be, you do not want a adverse take a look at to bounce to my music,” he says in a single.
Take coronary heart, Omarion. Early within the coronavirus pandemic, it appeared sure Corona beer gross sales would undergo because of the title affiliation. However CBS reports that after a slight dip in gross sales within the early summer time of 2020, gross sales of Corona beer really rose.