Laverne Cox Was Mistaken For Beyoncé At U.S. Open

Slew of celebrities looked on as Serena Williams completed her first-round U.S. Open match. Stars spotted included Coco Gauff, Offset, Bella Hadid, Bill Clinton & Anna Wintour but Beyoncé was absent.

However, that didn’t stop a fan from tweeting that she was there. “#Beyonce at the #USOpen,” tweeted @Choni, alongside a video of a Black woman with long hair and a face mask sitting in the audience.

“Not me getting mistaken for @Beyonce at the #USOpen tonight then trending on Twitter as the internet cackles over the mistaken identity,” she wrote. “These tweets are funny as hell. Enjoy!!!”

Cox has stated before that she is a huge fan of the singer. Hours before the match, she shared a video of herself getting ready for the U.S. Open with Bey playing in the background.

The user who posted the viral tweet cleared up his confusion. “My bad.. I wasn’t trying to be funny I promise,” he wrote. “I got to excited to see #Beyoncé and though it was her my bad.. it’s @Lavernecox.”

“Laverne Cox ... was mistaken for Beyoncé all night,” he tweeted. “Which is a career highlight for literally anyone.”

In the end, Williams defeated her opponent but writer David Dennis Jr. declared Cox the second biggest winner of the evening.