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. Andrew

    Wow that is pretty racist.

    So because a black guy in a rap video has a small resemblance to Obama that means it must be him?

    June 7, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  2. obama victim

    well......he does seem to be a gangster

    June 7, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  3. If We Can Defeat Him On Health Care It Will Be His Waterloo

    The ears say "No".

    June 7, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  4. Consider this...

    He would officially be tooo cool....

    June 7, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  5. Monrob

    That IS HIM.

    June 7, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. sonny chapman

    Oh My God, Obama is BLACK !

    June 7, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  7. Orlando r.

    Lmao!!! The same thing happened when someone claimed obama was on soul train, dancing to "give it to me baby" by rick james down the soul train line...of course it wasnt obama, it was Lou skii, a popular soul train dancer at the time. Lol funny

    June 7, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  8. beth

    The President or "President look alike" looks very cool!!!

    June 7, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. jon krieger

    He makes a better music video star,than a president!

    June 7, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  10. j williamson

    No, that's not Pres. Obama, but, in fact, it's the mysterious "Babuska Lady" from the 1963 Kennedy assassination film. P.S. Silly stories deserve equally silly comments.

    June 7, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  11. Ken

    ...you have GOT to be kidding.

    June 7, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  12. Krissy

    No it's not him.

    There are lots of nice looking black guys with great smiles .... The Prez is just one of them.

    June 7, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  13. luir

    Wrong mouth shape and color, wrong nose...details say NO.

    June 7, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  14. killbucket

    HOPE!. -there it is!

    June 7, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  15. Sundeana E. Johnson

    You know it is a shame the lenght at what people will do and say to try and destroy our president. Even if it is him so what! The man is a man. That's what the problem is everybody keeps trying to make all Celebrities, Sport figures, Politician into some kind of Gods. They are all just human being. Just like the attack on Tiger Woods, what ever he did that was between him and his wife. It seems like the Media personality are so busy trying to get that one fabulous story that they just print anything now days. Just no respect for anyone, just to become this famous person their selves. It is getting to the point that it is sick. Instead what it is doing is turning the American people against the media. So for all those jolly do gooders out trying to make a name, your making one alright and it is not pretty. Why can't they just report the news and not gossip on everyone...

    June 7, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  16. Naqib

    Funny... but no way that's the President...
    I think he was pretty busy at the time... and Obama's ears are larger than this picture...

    June 7, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  17. Amanda

    Sooooooo what's your point. He was not born yesterday, he had a life before the presidency and if he had a chance to be in a vedio he probably took it, I sure would have back in the day. Now that I am part of the establisnment I would have a great story to tell. However I don't think that's him.

    June 7, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  18. Mike

    If it isn't him...then who is it?

    June 7, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  19. Karl in Charleston,SC

    I guess the POTUS will now get a Grammy...

    June 7, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  20. Adam in Colorado

    This is kind of funny. It's not him, but I'm sure that the "birthers" will hitch a ride on that bandwagon anyways.

    June 7, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  21. Blaum

    when the media decides to hold this guy accountable as president..... just let me know.....

    I don't know of any other president getting a free pass like Obama gets.....

    The guy hasn't accomplished a whole bunch for the country yet... some say may have even damaged it.... he spends a ton of tax-payer's money.... and hardly any media outlet is holding him accountable for his painfully slow response to the gulf oil spill......

    this story is a waste of time...... now write one about the horrible leadership this guy gets away with each day.....

    June 7, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  22. John

    No, that's Elvis. That's where Elvis is.

    June 7, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  23. boppitaboopy

    whoomp, change you can believe in! whoomp, teachable moment! whoomp, socialized medicine! whoomp, elena kagan! whoomp, 2012!

    June 7, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  24. Remember the Alamo

    Heaven forbid that there be two ERKEL look-alikes. How could you be proud of being identiified as looking like a Hyenna?

    June 7, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  25. Helen Thomas

    I can't tell. They all look alike to me!!!

    June 7, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
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