Dionne Warwick and Gladys Knight Have the Best Reaction to U.S. Open Mix-Up

It appears there has been yet another celebrity mix-up at the U.S. Open this week.

On Wednesday, Dionne Warwick was sitting in the stands at the U.S. Open when she was mistakenly identified by announcers as fellow legendary singer Gladys Knight.

Former tennis pro and analyst Mary Carillo accidentally named Knight, 78, when the camera was actually showing Warwick, 81. Her colleague, Chanda Rubin, also repeated the error, although she later claimed she was referring to who she saw in the stands, not on the monitor.

The now-viral clip showing the mix-up sent Twitter users into a frenzy, with one person writing, “Seriously? These announcers didn’t know the difference between Dionne Warwick and Gladys Knight?!?!” while someone else wrote, “How dare they!”

Luckily, both women had a sense of humor over the incident, and took to social media to address the confusion.

Warwick made light of the incident in a tweet on Thursday, writing: “Hi, I’m Gladys Knight… and instead of taking that midnight train to Georgia, I won’t walk on by but will say a little prayer for you 😂😐?,” in a cheeky reference to Knight’s popular track “Midnight Train to Georgia,” as well as her own hits, “Walk on By” and “I Say a Little Prayer.”

Knight also chimed in to let Twitter users know there were no hard feelings on her end. “Dionne and I have been sisters for a long time and I hope she is as honored to be mistaken for me as I would be her,” Knight wrote in a Tweet on Thursday. “I’m sure it was an honest mistake. It was a blessing to be in the house to see Serena’s greatness.”

Warwick later re-posted Knight’s tweet, adding a series of red heart emojis.

Rubin also addressed angry fans on Twitter, including one account that called the incident “Unacceptable.”

“Too bad I was initially looking at the court (where Auntie Gladys was in the stands) and not our program monitor that showed Ms. Dionne… mistake was immediately corrected,” Rubin wrote alongside a face-palm emoji.

It wasn’t the first mix-up to happen at the U.S. Open, as Laverne Cox was previously mistaken for Beyoncé at the event on Monday night, which the Orange is the New Black actress also acknowledged with humor.

“Not me getting mistaken for @Beyonce at the #USOpen tonight then trending on Twitter as the internet cackles over the mistaken identity,” she captioned an Instagram post featuring various tweets about her being mistaken for Beyoncé. “These tweets are funny as hell. Enjoy!!! Go @serenawilliams #GOAT#SerenaWilliams #Beyonce”