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Piers Morgan & CNN

Whitney Houston

... Has a Penis

7/14/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Whitney Houston
is a 5'9" German dude ... at least, if you believe Piers Morgan.

Allow us to explain -- Morgan was talking to LL Cool J about Whitney's life during the July 6th episode of his CNN show and aired some generic footage of the singer to accompany the interview.

Problem is, the woman in the footage isn't Whitney ... and isn't even a woman -- it's a celebrity drag queen named Ikenna Beney Amaechi.

We spoke with Ikenna ... a charming fellow from Berlin ... who tells us, "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!”

Ikenna tells us he's been "playing" Whitney for 21 years (video below) and the picture used by CNN is from the 2008 Reel Awards Show in Las Vegas -- an event dedicated to celebrity impersonators.

Ikenna adds, “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?!"

Probably not.

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1.

LCS27    

Harvey can't avoid any news about penis, no matter how stupid they are.

729 days ago
2.

Fat Mike    

haha, that's hilarious!

729 days ago
3.

PBezukov    

No, I'm not going to allow you to explain. I didn't read it. I'm not going to. I don't give a ****.

728 days ago
4.

moxie    

A celebrity drag queen? Is that like being the head freak at a freak show?

728 days ago
5.

Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

Piers is an ignoramus, which makes CNN the biggest POS "news" network for giving him a show of his own, sort of follows suite though they give that cow Joyce Beher a show too so...

728 days ago
6.

haskel420    

seems legit

728 days ago
7.

Chaps    

CNN's Piers D. Organ strikes again!

728 days ago
8.

Chase    

WOW! Im'ma white dude who DOESN'T do drag and I think I look more like Whitney Houston than that creature. Egg on your face, Piers! What do u have against Whitney???

728 days ago
9.

I-See-Dumb-People    

CNN still has to work harder at mucking things up before they get as bad as Faux News.

728 days ago
10.

She's baaaack    

I think drag queens are absolutely fascinating. I met one once who did local shows where I live and outside of his "act" he was a guy ... a bit of an odd guy but a guy all the same. He was completely transformed when he was his drag persona.

728 days ago
11.

static    

Piers Morgan and CNN suck.

728 days ago
12.

Lee    

Thats great I bet he got a huge ego boost.

728 days ago
13.

Anonymous    

What a blunder. They should have known it was not Whitney since he didn't look strung out.

728 days ago
14.

Kay    

CNN: The king of BS...move over Fox News, you got competition

728 days ago
15.

myopinion    

She looks similar to Whitney I could tell right away it wasn't her.

728 days ago
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