First, Laverne Cox was mistaken for Beyoncé at the US Open. Now, two other legends are mixed up.
The internet went wild after former tennis pro and analyst Mary Carrillo identified Dionne Warwick in the stands as Gladys Knight. Carillo’s colleague, her Chanda Rubin, repeated the same mistake.
Both singers were in attendance to see Serena Williams on Wednesday — Twitter star-turned-Warwick enjoyed the mess.
“Hello, I’m Gladys Knight… Instead of catching the midnight train to Georgia and passing by, I’m going to say a little prayer for you,” she tweeted, adding a laughing emoji and a neutral face emoji. .
Of course, she was recalling Knight’s Pips hit “Midnight Train to Georgia,” as well as her own hits “Walk On By” and “I Say a Little Prayer.”
Knight didn’t seem to mind either, adding, “Dionne and I have been sisters for a long time and I’m just as honored that she’s mistaken for me as I am for her.
“I’m sure it was an honest mistake,” Knight wrote.
Rubin also tweeted about it, writing in response to a Twitter user who said the mistake was “unacceptable.”
“Unfortunately, I was initially looking at the court (where Aunt Gladys was in the stands), not the program monitor showing Ms. Dionne…the mistake was quickly rectified.” Rubin tweeted.