Sisqó recalls when an imposter almost flew overseas to perform as him — and why he didn’t sue

Imitation is not always the sincerest form of flattery.

R&B star Sisqó was tempted to take legal action against an impostor when the look-alike booked a Bat Mitzvah concert – and almost cashed a nice check – by pretending to be him.

“They were about to get paid,” the “Thong Song” singer, 45, exclusively told Page Six ahead of his elimination on “The Masked Singer” Wednesday night.

“They were boarding a private jet for the event and flying overseas.”

Sisqó told Page Six how a lookalike once booked a concert abroad pretending to be him. Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images
“They were about to get paid,” the singer told us. WireImage

Sisqó shared that his doppelganger was caught red-handed before they could even board the plane because their passport revealed their true identities.

When the Incomplete singer was asked why he didn’t pursue the fake Sisqó, he said the impostor tugged at his heartstrings because he had a connection to his hometown.

“It sounded a little like a faded Sisqó, but I could, I could continue,” the musician joked before adding: “Once I found out he was, like, a kid from Baltimore, I I gave up.”

Sisqó said his imposter was never able to go on stage because his passport revealed his true identity. Jeff Moore/Zuma/
Sisqó did not take legal action because the young man, like him, was from Baltimore. Getty Images

Sisqó has been impersonated several times before, most notably in February 2017, when one of his lookalikes fooled people during New York Fashion Week.

The fake Sisqó sat front row at the Philipp Plein and Vivienne Tam shows at the time, wearing a black velvet Versace suit with gold kaftan-style trim, bleached hair, chunky jewelry and sunglasses.

The man in question, Gavin Barnes, denied trying to impersonate Sisqó, telling Page Six at the time: “I never said I was Sisqó. People thought I was him, and that wasn’t cool.

Another man previously posed as Sisqó at NYFW. WireImage
“People thought I was him, and that wasn’t cool,” Gavin Barnes told Page Six in 2017. WireImage

From a case of stolen identity to a hidden identity, the real Sisqó deliberately hid who he really is for “The Masked Singer” because his wife, Elizabeth Pham, and their two children – Ryu Andrews and Kimiqo Star – are ” big fans of the series. .”

“It seemed like at least once a season or every off-season, someone would guess that one of the contestants was me,” the “Go to Get It” singer told Page Six.

“So they were like, ‘When are you going?’ » Sisqó joked that he would tell his children: “I didn’t get the call. It’s been 20 years. They probably think I’m not alive anymore.

The “Beauty” singer, however, eventually managed to appear on “Masked Singer” as Lizard for season 11.

Sisqó starred on “The Masked Singer” as the Lizard. Pete Papas
He qualified for the Group C final.

He made it to the Group C final, but exclusively told Page Six that during a fight in a previous episode, he forgot the lyrics to the song “Movin’ Out.”

“I really didn’t understand what the show was about,” Sisqó admitted.

“I kept getting carried away by the singing part of ‘The Masked Singer,’ and the show was so much more. I had to learn the hard way because I didn’t repeat any of the words.

He added, “When I heard the song ‘Movin’ Out’… it kind of reminded me of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’… so every time (Jackson) would, like, pop into my head.” I kept saying, “Beat him, beat him.”

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After performing Billie Joel’s “Uptown Girl,” “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” theme song and Evanescence’s “Bring Me to Life”, Sisqó left the competition series.

Sisqó was eliminated from “The Masked Singer” on Wednesday.
The “Thong Song” singer continues to play his music for fans with his band Dru Hill. Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The singer is now back touring with his R&B group, Dru Hill, but fans still remember him for his iconic “Thong Song.”

When asked how the track has stood the test of time, Sisqó told us: “We learned from the artists who came before us.

“I remember Babyface specifically telling me… ‘Hey, man, the way you have longevity in this business is you just have to survive the first bad deal, and then you’re straight. ‘”

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