June 7th, 2010
01:38 PM ET
4 years ago

Whoomp, there he is? Obama look-alike in '90s music video

An Obama look-alike appears in a 1990s music video.
An Obama look-alike appears in a 1990s music video.

(CNN) – Whoomp, there he is! Or is he?

Conspiracy theorists suspect that a left-handed, dominoes-playing dude who appears in the music video for Tag Team's single "Whoomp (There It Is)" is none other than President Obama.

The Obama look-alike makes a cameo about a minute into the video, sporting shades, flashy rings and a Zack Morris cell phone.

Online message boards have been abuzz with what would be the best kept secret of the Obama presidency.

Their argument: The guy flashing a smile in the 1993 music video looks a lot like the president, who would have been about 31 at the time.

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  1. Willy Brown

    Oh great more glory hounding of the resident you people keep trying to prop up as legit

    June 7, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  2. Christian

    That's the guy who was born in Hawaii. Obama stole his identity. LOL

    June 7, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  3. SocialismBad

    How utterly ridiculous and a waste of bandwidth!

    June 7, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. Victim of GOP Taliban

    "The online publication Gawker also weighed the evidence and points out – Obama is a known fan of hip-hop, and he's left-handed, just like the man in the video."

    Hardly smoking gun evidence that enough to justify even a mention. First of all he is wearing sunglasses. Second of all there are a lot of people out there that get mistaken for other people all the time. Big deal.

    June 7, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  5. kimberly

    thats AWESOME if it is! too cool! If he is NOT the guy, the guy that it is sure looks alot like the coolest president ever!

    June 7, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. Tim

    He's all flash and no substance, so it would make sense.

    June 7, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. Naqib

    Maybe from the "Alcohol, Pot, and Blow when we could get it" (Barrak Obama Dreams of our Fathers).. era of his life

    June 7, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  8. Sly

    riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. conspiracy theorist might also say that Obama has been to Mars, he's a time traveling supercop here to stop the Antichrist, and that BP's oil spill might be the end of the world as we know it, engineered by a race of vengeful super-intelligent beings.

    June 7, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  9. Whoops

    It is Obama!

    June 7, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  10. 81philly

    Yall are out of control for this one LOL this is way too funny, what else are u gonna say Obama is doing? or did LOL

    June 7, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  11. joe blow

    looks like obama to me. what city was this video filmed in? how ridiculous would it be if this actually turns out to be obama & now he is our president?

    June 7, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  12. Char

    Well this guy does not look 31.

    June 7, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  13. Get a Grip

    Maybe a better story CNN would have been a report on...Oblamer's second music party of the week. No need for Oblamer so concern himself about that pesky oil spill, high unemployment, war and the likes.

    June 7, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  14. thor

    Must be a really slow news day .The real question ,Can this person read a teleprompter?

    June 7, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  15. Natalie

    Looks a bit more like rapper/actor Drake to me, actually. I suspect the real culprit to be time machine?

    June 7, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  16. Duck Fallas

    the guy in the video doesn't LOOK like a raghead.

    June 7, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  17. Duck Fallas

    Can't be him. In 1993 Obama was in Kenya planning death panels with Rev. Wright.

    June 7, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  18. Bobbie in Maryland

    No way,Jose is that Obama!

    June 7, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  19. EmCee

    Nah .... ears aren't big enough and don't stick out enough !

    June 7, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  20. Obama the liar

    Who cares ??? the only legacy he will have is of a liberal socialist that almost destroyed America.

    June 7, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  21. Eddy

    I've got one of Bush calling square dancing in a rather tipsy fashion.

    June 7, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  22. Indepndent america

    The issue of the color line will be the issue for the 21st century also. This is so disrespectful. But I guess this is the America that we have become.

    June 7, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  23. Debbie

    That is cool if he was in a "Rap Video in 1993. White people are trying to be rappers and trying to get in rap videos now. What is the problem?

    June 7, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  24. Ted

    Conspiracy theorists or did you actually mean Tea Partiers, Sarah Palin, Faux News or other members in standing of the Grand Obsolete Party better known as The Grand obstructionist Party AKA the Party of NO.

    Get a job losers.

    June 7, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  25. Kevin - Atlanta

    It does look a bit like him but who cares if he was in a music video?

    June 7, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
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