The Polar Bear on 'The Masked Singer' Is This '80s Hip-Hop Icon!

Tatayana Yomary - Author

Mar. 1 2023, Updated 8:40 p.m. ET

Polar Bear on The Masked Singer
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Season 9 of Fox’s The Masked Singer is in full swing! A new season brings more glamorous costumes, eye-catching masks, and top-notch talent that’ll dazzle the audience and add to the intriguing concept of the show.

As expected, viewers and the talented panel of celebrity judges have not always been able to guess the correct celebrity behind the mask. After all, with so many talented individuals to choose from — with many having similar qualities — it’s easy to conflate celebrities.

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And of course, it's the same story with the Polar Bear mask. Not too much information about the Polar Bear’s identity has been revealed, but based on the talent’s mannerisms and costume — which provides certain clues — fans are divided.

So, who is the Polar Bear on The Masked Singer? Here’s what we know.

Polar Bear on The Masked Singer
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Polar Bear on ‘The Masked Singer’ — The Clues

During Episode 3, viewers learned a lot about the Polar Bear, who repped his Big Apple roots on the New York-themed episode. Clues included:

    • The Polar Bear is dressed in a tracksuit covered in vinyl records, a cap, sunglasses, and gold chains.
    • Flowers blooming on every surface of the city
    • Scratch-off lotto ticket
    • Developed an interest in electronics as a kid
    • Punching bag
    • Message in a bottle
  • Afer the Polar Bear performed “Rapture” by Blondie, Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo provides his final clue on the show: He’s in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

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    Polar Bear on ‘The Masked Singer’ — The Guesses

    Spoiler alert! While we don't know for sure who is behind the Polar Bear mask, the correct identity may be spoiled in the guesses below.

    Following his performance, the judges had plenty of guesses. Robin Thicke is convinced the Polar Bear is DJ Jazzy Jeff, even though he is from Philadelphia while Ken Jeung guessed Diddy, and Jenny McCarthy went with Flava Flav.

    As for Nicole Scherzinger, she guessed Grandmaster Flash.

    Vanilla Ice, LL Cool J, and Ice Cube
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    (l-r) Vanilla Ice, LL Cool J, and Ice Cube

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    On the flip side, many hip-hop fans and viewers strongly believe that LL Cool J is the celeb behind the mask. After all, LL Cool J is hip-hop royalty and known to be a fan of tracksuits.

    So, who is Polar Bear on ‘The Masked Singer?’ The answer is…

    grandmaster flash masked singer
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    Grandmaster Flash! Nicole was the only judge to guess correctly when she named the iconic DJ and rapper, known as one of the pioneers of Hip Hop, on the reality singing competition.

    "In the world today there is a lot of sadness, and when I see this show... it has me laughing. It's a great show," he said after being unmasked.

    The Masked Singer airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.

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