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CNN Thinks Whitney Houston Was A German Drag Queen

Granted, Whitney Houston wasn’t as bubbly and femme as, say, Mariah Carey but we’re pretty sure she was a bio-girl.Apparently producers at CNN thought the late singer-actress was actually a female impersonator from Berlin.

On the July 6 episode of his CNN talk show, Piers Morgan was talking to LL Cool J about Houston when programmers flashed some B-roll of the Grammy winner performing.

But as TMZ points out, the clip they ran actually wasn’t of Houston—it was of Ikenna Beney Amaechi, a drag queen who’s been performing as Houston for more than two decades. “I was just sitting at home and at first I didn’t realize it, but then it hit me like BOOM! It wasn’t Whitney—It was me!” Amaechi says. “I feel very honored that I was mistaken for the real Whitney Houston on CNN. Is there even a bigger compliment for a tribute artist?!”

We can’t fault CNN producers too much—the similarity is uncanny. But which would Cool J would like more—Amaechi or the real Whitney? There were those rumors some years back, after all.


On:           Jul 14, 2012
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    • michael

      How f’n cool for her…

      Jul 14, 2012 at 7:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Miss Understood

      It was a mistake but not an insult. Ikenna is gorgeous!

      Jul 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle215

      Heads should roll at CNN. Footage should be clearly catologued and this shouldn’t hve happened.

      Jul 15, 2012 at 11:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Making up stuff is fun!

      @Kyle215: It’s so hard to identify irony nowadays. Are you serious? 99.99% of CNN viewers couldn’t tell the difference, and the 0.01% that could got a huge kick out of the glitch.

      Jul 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will

      Piers Morgan and his entire show is a sad joke

      Jul 16, 2012 at 12:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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