Mike Epps‘ pursuit of a perfect caption for his hangover look came to a head on Wednesday, July 7, after Marlon Wayans chimed in and compared the comedian to an infamous “White Chicks” bodega character. Although the character wasn’t officially named in the film, he did play a pivotal part in the introduction scene.
At the beginning of the movie, the audience is introduced to two undercover agents disguised as bodega owners — one portrayed by Wayans and another by his brother Shawn Wayans — on a mission to bust a drug dealer selling product billed as ice cream. Once the sting operation gets botched, both agents are forced to chauffer Brittany and Tiffany Wilson, socialite daughters of Wilson Cruiseliners CEO Andrew Wilson.
In the initial post, Epps, who is seen overlooking the ocean, wrote, “Caption this 😂😂and be nice mf’s #aprusuitofahangover.” Wayans took “The Upshaws” star’s “be nice” comment as a mere suggestion when he stated, “You out here looking like the bodega brothers from white chicks… “guantalamera”!!!😂😂😂😂.”
Upon viewing Wayans’ comments, fans couldn’t get over the uncanny resemblance between the people. Others expressed how funny the 48-year-old is.
“Lmfao! That’s accurate AF! 😂😂😂😂.”
“Lmaooooo Marlon is GOLD”
“Can’t nobody beat Marlon in a roast session 😂”
“He is out of pocket for this one 😂😂😂😂😂.”
“That’s the most on-point comparison 😂.”
Wayans’ “White Chicks” reference comes weeks after the actor celebrated the film’s 17th anniversary. The father of two commemorated that moment by sharing two Instagram posts within five days. In the first upload, Wayans shared a clip from the film while teasing fans about a possible second installment.
The second post shared on June 30 gave fans insight into the inspiration behind “White Chicks.” Wayans said as he uploaded a snapshot alongside Paris Hilton, “The original “white chick” and I… funny story one day my brother @therealdjsw1 calls me at 3 am saying “Marlon we should play white chicks”… I replied “n–a, you high?”. The next day he showed me a magazine with @parishilton and her sister on the cover and said we should play gurls like this. I immediately got it.”
He added, They were so big and was the gateway to pop culture send-up. We did that film in good spirit to celebrate a special time in all of our lives. So thank you Paris and Nikki for being muses. Love ya. When we do #whitechicks2 “let’s go shopping” 🛍 .”
“White Chicks” was initially released on June 23, 2004, and made over $113.1 million worldwide.