Leave it to you hip-hop internet geeks to come up with this ish! The pic above is a screen shot of what some people feel is a young Barack Obama chillin on the set of Tag Team’s “Whoomp There It Is” video!
The president is and was a hip-hop fan, and the screen shot sorta looks like him… so it’s not that far fetched that he’d appear in a rap video cameo in his younger years…. or is it?
The Atlanta-based duo, who shot the video in an airport hanger back in 1993, are getting a shot of media attention this week as the classic hip-hop video is being played and re-played on news outlets around the world.
The Obama look-alike makes a cameo at 1:02 in the video, sporting shades, a bling, and a huge smile while flossin on his big “A”zz cell phone…
Fact checkers have been scurrying to determine where Obama was in June 1993 when the video was shot:
Obama, a recent law school graduate, was working at Miner, Barnhill and Galland in Chicago, said Judd Miner, a firm partner. Miner didn’t recall Obama, then 31, taking time off to travel to Atlanta that month.
“I’ve never heard of this before,” Miner said.
Miner also couldn’t link the earring-clad man in the video to the young lawyer that served for years at his firm. “Barack never had an earring.”
Cecil Glenn, aka DC the Brain Supreme of the Atlanta-based duo Tag Team, which made “Whoomp!” the hot song of summer ’93, has been asked the question a gazillion times since the story dropped over the weekend, but he also confirms it is NOT President Barack Obama in the video.
He recalls that about 1,000 people showed up for the shoot, which turned into a huge party. Many were friends of Glenn and his rap partner, Steve Gibson (aka Steve Roll’n); while others were locals who simply wanted to be a part of the hit song’s video.
OK, so it’s been determined it’s definitely NOT Obama in the video, but in case you’re wondering who it was… I’ve been told it was an up and coming rapper by the name of L.A. Snow.
L.A. Snow Now…
Case closed! The moral of this story? All light skinned Black men do NOT look alike…