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Piers Morgan Mistakes a Drag Queen for Whitney Houston

July 14, 2012 (7:23 pm) GMT
The host and his CNN team put on the wrong picture of the late singer when they were interviewing LL Cool J about her life.

admitted that he and his "" team made a mistake on identifying . They aired a footage of Houston to accompany the interview with about the late singer's life but included a picture of a drag who was impersonating Houston.

The drag queen was German celebrity impersonator Ikenna Beney Amaechi who has been "playing" Houston for 21 years. "I was just sitting at home and at first I didnít realize it, but then it hit me like BOOM! It wasn't Whitney ...It was me!" Amaechi told TMZ.

Amaechi said it was a picture of her at the 2008 Reel Awards Show in Las Vegas. "I feel very honored that I was mistaken for the real Whitney Houston on CNN," she said. "Is there EVEN a bigger compliment for a tribute artist?!"

Realizing this mistake, Morgan tweeted to TMZ's head, "Oops @HarveyLevinTMZ. OK, it's a fair cop - you got me!"

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