Oops! On-Air Reporter Mistakes Will.i.am for Wyclef Jean and Then Wale
Florida Station 7 News reporter Blake Burman needs to brush up on his pop culture a bit.
While reporting live from the Obama camp on election night 2012, a continually confused Blake referred to Black Eyed Peas frontman and hit solo hip-hop artist Will.i.am as Wyclef Jean. He then corrected himself, identifying the famous artist as rapper Wale until he finally got word from his team that the man to his left was, in fact, Will.i.am. They all start with “W”?
There might be a silver lining here, though: at least Blake wasn’t conducting the interview.
Thanks to YouTube’s NewsFunnies channel for letting this moment live on!