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Yamma Brown confused for Jada Pinkett Smith at Muhammad Ali's funeral

Yamma Brown, a daughter of the late James Brown, was among the mourners paying tribute to Muhammad Ali Friday. Will Smith, who portrayed the boxing legend in "Ali," was there too.

At some point .. this happened.


Yamma, who lives in Atlanta, posted the mixup but didn't seem too upset: "I never thought I would ever make any photos, but as Will Smith's wife, I'll take it just for today Jada!"

Incidentally Mrs. Smith was at the event as well. Yamma posted this beautiful photo with her and her sister Deanna!

"It was a pleasure to see Jada Pinkett Smith yesterday," Yamma Brown posted with this picture of heself and her sister Deanna Brown Thomas with Smith. "So gracious and doing so much to uplift others! To be in her shoes for a day."

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