After news broke of the death of legendary pop singer-songwriter Prince broke, his iconic hit "Purple Rain" was his No. 1 searched song. But that didn't keep CNN host Wolf Blitzer from calling it the wrong name.
As he and CNN host Don Lemon remembered Prince's contributions to culture and the impact his music had, Blitzer noted the singer's well-known song, "Purple Rain." Except, Blitzer called it "Purple Haze."
"All of us, of course, remember 'Purple Haze' and what that did for the world of music," Blitzer said.
Wolf Blitzer: "All of us remember Purple Haze and what that did for the world of music." pic.twitter.com/f4v9bzLvzE— Stefan Becket (@becket) April 21, 2016
As you can imagine, it didn't take long for Twitter to catch on to the snafu.
Wolf Blitzet seems like the kind of dude who would call Prince's most popular song "Purple Haze." How do you get something like that wrong?— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ)April 21, 2016
Wolf Blitzer recalls Prince's classic songs "Purple Haze" and "The Other Song By A Black Person That Wolf Blitzer Knows The Name Of."— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) April 21, 2016
WOLF NO. PURPLE HAZE WAS A DIFFERENT BLACK PERFORMER WITH AN AFRO. EVERYBODY IS FIRED. https://t.co/jwPEcx6n4k— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) April 21, 2016
@becket Something tells me Wolf Blitzer has never heard "Purple Haze," much less "Purple Rain."— Scott T. Smith (@UniPresser_UPI) April 21, 2016
“Purple Haze” - Wolf Blitzer— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) April 21, 2016
(Silence) - Don Lemon#RIPPrince
Wolf Blitzer just said we remember Prince for “Purple Haze”— Geoff Ninecow (@geoff9cow) April 21, 2016
Rain, Wolf, Rain. @cnn
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