I didn't think so, but apparently, we do. Today, a lady and her daughter stopped by my office to give me some information and her daughter, out of the blue said, "You look just like Macy Gray," and she was excited about it.
"Oh, that's a compliment," she said.
Don't get me wrong, I've been told that I have 'one of those faces' where I always look like somebody they know. When I lived in Tennessee, some lady even stopped me in Kroger and just started talking. Asked me where I'd been hiding and how my mama was doing. Ya'll know me, I didn't correct her until the end of the conversation and she felt so stupid.
This one was a little different though, I couldn't figure out why I must look like Macy Gray to her. I mean, I do have the natural hair going for me, Macy is sporting a short, relaxed look these days. We're both around the deep brown color of the negro spectrum and we both have these full lips, but I think that about as far as it goes.
So far, the only celebrity I've been told that I remind people of is Queen Latifah. And hey, I'll take that. I can see how my life can sort of parallel her character Kadijah's on Living Single. I can see how my laugh might sound like hers. I can even see how I don't let people into my inner circle so easily.
I can even see how I compare to Cleo on Set It Off. While I'm no lesbian, I am a tomboy to the heart, I love sports and some people think "I'm hard" so I could be precieved as intimidating. I will go to the end of the earth to make sure my peeps are OK and let's face it, I can be petty after a fight. Hence the line, "I don't wanna give that ho no ride."
Shoot, I can even identify a couple of similarities between me and the Queen's character in The Last Holiday. Like Georgia, it would take a near death experience for me to throw all caution to the wind and live the life that I want. And hey, who doesn't find L.L. sexy as all get out?!
But Macy Gray? Of all people, Macy Gray? When I hear the name Macy Gray, I think one of three things:
"Lemme see the warrant!"
"I try to say goodbye and I choke, I try to walk away and I stumble ..."
And last but certainly not least, how she was walking around in the movie Lackawanna Blues with half of her hair pressed and the other half in an Afro.
I ask you again, does any of that remind you of me?
Obviously, I'm not going to look at myself and see where I favor someone other than my dad and sometimes my brother, so what do you guys think?
So I look like Macy Gray?
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