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Sisqó On The Time His Doppelgänger Almost Performed As Him At An Overseas Bat Mitzvah

By Emily Richardson | Celebrity | April 4, 2024 |

By Emily Richardson | Celebrity | April 4, 2024 |


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The great Sisqó was on this season of The Masked Singer as ‘Lizard’. Here he is performing “Uptown Girl,” because God is good:

Anywho, Lizard/Sisqó was tragically eliminated in last night’s episode, so now the 45-year-old “Thong Song” crooner is doing press rounds.

In an interview with Page Six, Sisqó reflected on the time an imposter almost successfully performed as him at a bat mitzvah. The year was 2017. Faux Sisqó (header pic, on the right) was terrorizing New York Fashion Week, sitting front row at Kanye West’s Yeezy show and presentations of designers Philipp Plein and Vivienne Tam. At the time, Page Six reported Evil Sisqó was seen with an “assistant” and overheard “bragging to fashionistas” that he’d just performed at “a trendy celebrity haunt” until the wee hours of the morn.

But the charlatan took things one step too far when he booked a gig as Sisqó. I guess one of the fat cats at New York Fashion Week asked him to perform at their daughter’s bar mitzvah overseas. Unfortunately, as the dastardly double was boarding the client’s private jet, a passport check revealed his true identity. The jig was up for SisqNó! After getting caught, Sham Sisqó (government name Gavin Barnes) told Page Six it was all a big misunderstanding: “I never said I was Sisqó. People thought I was him, and that wasn’t cool.” HA!

Let’s flash forward to today. The real Sisqó says his doppelgänger was “about to get paid”. Oh, I’m sure. An overseas bat mitzvah has gotta pay the big bucks. Page Six asked Sisqó why he didn’t sue Gavin Barnes, and he explained the imposter was also from Baltimore, where he grew up:

“It kind of looked like a melted Sisqó, but I could, I could sue,” the musician joked before adding, “Once I found out that it was, like, some kid from Baltimore, I just dropped it.”

Awwww, that’s sweet. Here’s Sisqó’s interview:

I think we all learned a lesson today: don’t fuck with Sisqó, unless you’re from Baltimore. Then you’ll probably get away with it.