Wanda Sykes Says She’s Been Mistaken For Lenny Kravitz

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 17: Wanda Sykes attends the 29th annual ELLE Women in Hollywood celebration on October 17, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

Wanda Sykes, the renowned comedian, recently shared a hilarious anecdote about being mistaken for rock icon Lenny Kravitz. While appearing on The Jennifer Hudson Show, Sykes recounted how her resemblance to Kravitz led to some amusing mix-ups, especially during her time in New Orleans.

Wanda Sykes Reveals: Mistaken Identity as Lenny Kravitz

Sykes explained, “It happened twice, and only in New Orleans. They probably drank everything on Bourbon Street.” This case of mistaken identity left her both amused and bewildered by the comparison.

The mix-up stemmed from a time when Sykes had longer, more voluminous hair, which she humorously recalled, saying, “My hair was bigger, it was longer.” This unique hairdo seemed to have convinced some New Orleans-goers that she was the “American Woman” singer.

Despite the mix-up, Sykes sees the humor in the situation. She even joked about the resemblance when she spotted Kravitz at the 2024 Golden Globes, quipping, “Yeah look at that! Twins, twins!”

The conversation turned to a viral TikTok video of Kravitz working out in black leather pants. Sykes, amused by the video, joked about her own workout routine, saying, “If I lift like 20 pounds, I gotta take my sports bra off.”

Kravitz himself addressed the video, explaining that his choice of attire was more about convenience than style. He told Variety, “I’m always working out in leather pants or jeans and boots and whatever — if I’m not doing cardio.”

Sykes’ resemblance to Kravitz has been a source of amusement for her and her fans. She previously shared the same story on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she jokingly apologized to Kravitz for the confusion, saying, “I guess Lenny must be working on his pecks.”

In the end, the mix-up serves as a lighthearted reminder of the unexpected and amusing moments that can occur in everyday life, even for celebrities like Wanda Sykes.