Piers Morgan's Show Mistakes Drag Queen For Whitney Houston
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 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?!" more on this story
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