Robopine may be stumping the judges on The Masked Singer, but fans are pretty sure they know which celebrity is hiding behind the bionic porcupine's smooth voice. While panelists Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy have all guessed stars like Jamie Foxx and Lionel Richie, people on Twitter have become convinced that Ropbopine is actually Tyrese Gibson.
Proponents of the theory argue that the "How You Gonna Act Like That" singer's voice is unmistakable, pointing to the soda can being cracked in his clue package as a hint to his Hollywood debut in a Coca-Cola commercial and the word "angel" being a reference to his song "Angel" and his role as Angel Mercer in the 2005 film Four Brothers. The gold statue Robopine has said he's constantly questing for could be a reference to an Academy Award, as Tyrese once said he bought a replica of the statue online to help him manifest what he's chasing. His T-shirt clue reading "AKA" might be a reference to his 2006 album Alter Ego.
Other people have that Robopine specifically claimed to be 60 years old with "kids and grandkids," and Gibson is only 42. The debate on Twitter has been heating up this season, with one person writing on Twitter, "Tyrese has no falsetto voice and neither does Robopine, so this is him. His riffs are unique only to Tyrese, and his hand mannerisms and how he holds the microphone are unique to only Tyrese. And it sounds like him..."
How do they NOT know (🗣ESPECIALLY ROBIN & NICOLE), that RoboPine is R&B Singer & “Fast & Furious” Star Tyrese?🤷🏽♀️ #TheMaskedSinger— Michelle Miller (@Michell19251718) March 25, 2021
A more conflicted fan tweeted, "Robopine did sound like Tyrese but some of the clues just don't match - he's not 60 years old with grandkids," as another added, "I think they [are] trying to throw the viewer off with the clues cause RoBoPine sounds like Tyrese." With a voice like Robopine's, it's likely going to be a while before an unmasking confirms any answer, and more clues will hopefully help us nail down our final guess soon. The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox and is available for streaming the next day on Hulu.