Dwight Howard revealed as octopus on 'Masked Singer'

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Dwight Howard showed off his singing skills on the Season 6 premiere of "The Masked Singer" on Wednesday night.

The Los Angeles Lakers center was the show's first celebrity contestant to be revealed - and eliminated - after performing a rendition of Little Richard's hit song "Tutti Frutti" while dressed as an octopus.

Howard explained the significance of the octopus costume in an interview with People's Jason Duaine Hahn.

"It was like we chose each other, like the octopus chose me," Howard said. "This octopus and I, we're kind of like the same, we've been misunderstood for most of all our life. ... People are afraid of it, but once they get around the octopus and they see how cool the octopus is, how smart it is, they have a different view. So I wanted to bring out some of the octopus' traits in my character as well."

Other NBA players who have appeared on "The Masked Singer" include Victor Oladipo and Lonzo Ball.

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Dwight Howard revealed as octopus on 'Masked Singer'
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