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Piers Morgan show mistakes drag queen for Whitney Houston

July 16, 2012 at 10:38 AM ET

Have the memories faded so quickly? Musician L.L. Cool J. joined Piers Morgan's CNN show, "Piers Morgan Tonight," on Friday to remember late singer Whitney Houston, who died Feb. 11.

But the video that aired during the tribute wasn't of Houston: It was of a male German celebrity impersonator named Ikenna Beney Amaechi, according to TMZ. Here are his website and YouTube channel.

The website spoke with Amaechi, a native German with Nigerian heritage, who said he'd been playing Houston for over 20 years, and was "very honored" that he could be mistaken for the real deal.

"Is there even a bigger compliment for a tribute artist?" he asked. 

"Oops," tweeted Morgan after TMZ posted the story. "OK, it's a fair cop. You got me!"

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