While backstage at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas on Friday (Sept. 21), Flavor Flav was thrilled to run into Gwen Stefani. They talked. They laughed. They took a picture together. Except the girl singer he was so friendly with was actually Miley Cyrus.

Granted, Miley was wearing her recently cropped and bleached hair in Stefani’s signature way. She was wearing a snug black, mid-drift baring top with a skinny silver skirt. Also, pretty Stefani-esque. And, to her credit, she didn’t even correct Flav. Nor did she take to Twitter to scold him for the mistake, like she did post-VMAs after people sniped that she had stolen Pink‘s look.

Once his error was brought to his attention, Flav sought Miley out again to apologize.

At least he didn’t mistake her for his former fling Brigitte Nielsen. Now, that would have been awkward.

Posted by:Brill Bundy

Brill Bundy has spent her entire career covering TV and pop culture. This is what happens when your parents try and limit your viewing habits to three shows a week. Likes: seasons with no more than 13 episodes, anti-heroes and binge-watching. Dislikes: when cartoon characters make out, when TV shows name check their titles, drawn out premieres and finales. TV words to live by: "If every porkchop was perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs."