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Nick Cannon

I Was Onto 'AGT' Stutterer

From the Beginning

6/11/2012 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Nick Cannon
KNEW something was up with stuttering "America's Got Talent" fraud Timothy Poe from the get-go -- telling TMZ, one glaring clue gave the guy away ... the night of his audition.

You've all seen the footage ... Timothy Poe put on a stuttering spectacle last week on the "AGT" stage -- claiming he developed his speech impediment from war injuries. TMZ showed you his story was holier than the Pope.

And last night in L.A., Nick told us he had a gut feeling Timothy was a fraud too -- as soon as the guy stepped off the stage -- because once the cameras were off him ... Tim stopped stuttering.

Nick's first thought was Tim was so emotional he didn't have to stutter -- but looking back, Nick said, "I think he was so caught up in the moment he FORGOT to stutter."

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Sin D    

Good call Nick....Dude does seem like a fake.

803 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

WOW! , a real streetwise Sherlock

803 days ago
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Mach5    

When Timothy made that lie on stage there is no turning back and he knows it. His stuttering shows that in his mind he's thinking that the situation is now irreversible and he has to go on with the story. What you see is fear coming right out to Timothy mouth.

803 days ago
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There's a problem here    

Uh sorry, I must have missed the part where Nick said he was "onto" him. He didn't. For some on the spot remarks I think he did a damn good job of giving him the benefit of the doubt. I give Nick Cannon points for professionalism for this one.

803 days ago
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Jack    

Hey, Nick's taking a plane, probably not as comfortable as the Mariah gravy train.

803 days ago
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I Was About To Say    

Your damn fine looking Nick you just need to dress better.

803 days ago
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nyc44th    

really important to wear a hooded sweatshirt in LA during the summer

803 days ago
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TiltDogg    

If he really knew something was up, I think he would have pointed it out to producers or somebody... not step up and say that he had the inside scoop weeks before everyone else, but chose not to mention anything until after it was common knowledge. Facepalm!

803 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Like they say:
It takes a fraud to know a fraud.

803 days ago
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Prince Von A-Hole    

People who stutter do not stutter all the time. A simple change of emotion can stop or trigger it.

803 days ago
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The Whim    

Nick even called the guy out on the stuttering thing backstage. It's telling watching that episode again. You realize how full of it that Poe guy was just by watching him lay it on thick about his military experiences. Pretty s***my thing to do. Now people will think twice when someone claims to be a veteran with injuries. Nice job, tool.

803 days ago
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Bloozegal    

when i first heard the guy studdering i thought he sounded like Edward norton in that movie with Richard Gere. You know the one where he killed the priest because he claims he was into porno, and pretended to have a personality disorder.

803 days ago
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michellemoreytmz    

very good call. i seriously don't understand how this tim poe is on the show still. the excuse that he has a good voice does not take away the fact that he LIED. obviously he needs some help if he actually believes his lies..

803 days ago
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mebrat24    

how about it was GOOD FOR RATINGS

803 days ago
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IceGypsy    

I so can't wait to see what Howard is going say to this guy.

803 days ago
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