Hot Mess (But Funny) Video: Election Reporter Confuses will.i.am For Wyclef Jean…And Then Wale

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November 8, 2012 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines

So I was watching “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in the hopes of hearing some hilarious commentary about the election, because the late-night comics usually keep the laughs coming with their skits and parody videos. But I was howling in my apartment when I saw this video of a reporter for WSVN 7 News in Florida at Obama headquarters painfully confusing one black man with two men who look absolutely nothing like him. When the anchors caught up with the reporter to get his take on the night’s events, you could tell that said reporter, Blake Burman, was too excited to show the audience that there was a big celebrity in his midst. Now who that celebrity was, unfortunately, the homie Blake clearly wasn’t too sure of that part. As the camera panned slowly to Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am and back to Burman, he paused and with an assured look on his face, said “That’s Wyclef Jean giving an interview there.” As he continued with his statements about election night, someone working with him let him know that the fella was definitely not Wyclef, but they told him wrong and he then went on to claim that will.i.am was rapper Wale of all people (you know, the MMG member with the locs). A few minutes later, as his commentary went on, Burman cleared up that this mystery celebrity was indeed will.i.am, and he pulled the “I must be tired” card that Diane Sawyer used to explain her own interesting behavior and confusion on ABC during election night. I’m not mad at him, in fact, I thought it was very hilarious. But will.i.am? He might not have found it so comical…

   

And if you’ve got a minute, you also need to check out this hilarious video (made like a PSA) Jimmy Kimmel did on obnoxious social media behavior that needs to stop now that the election is over. That includes claiming you’re moving to Canada, calling folks “scumbags” and “socialists,” and even pooping on people’s lawns. Hey, I’m sure somebody’s doing the latter in saltiness. Classic.

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  • Ana

    looool most Asian look alike for me…I was feeling guilty so I tried to figure out why. And apparently, according to your culture, you use a different way to identify ppl. Black ppl usually look at eyes first, white ppl look at hair first or something like that…

    • Ana

      *to

  • MLS2698

    It’s okay, because most white folk look alike to me too!

  • Candacey Doris

    So what he didn’t want to say but was thinking was “All black men look alike!” But since he wanted to keep his job…

  • http://twitter.com/MsRedboneBrite Tee Elyse

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I could understand Wyclef & Will.I.Am., but DEF not Wale!!

  • Jamie

    I get them both mix up all the time. For the longest I thought they were the same person.

  • WhoMe

    Smh! They all dont look alike!

  • http://twitter.com/oHIo_Liliann Liliann

    I can’t fault this reporter…I get Wyclef and Will. I. Am mixed up all the time. As for Wale…..?