Was Barack Obama in Tag Team's "Whoomp (There It Is!)" Video?

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The look alike in question... Obama with bling?
Ahhh, the early '90s: A time for plaid shirts, grunge, cheesy pop hits, and rump-shaking. And, of course, Tag Team. The Atlanta duo's hit "Whoomp (There It Is)" hit number two on the pop charts in 1993, and is certified four-times platinum in the U.S. with sales of over 4 million copies.... But did President Barack Obama have a cameo role in the video as a mobile phone-chatting, domino-playing extra?

Gawker broke the story over the weekend, mentioning that several meme sites have noticed the same resemblance. For one, Obama does have well-documented fondness for hip-hop, and he does have a history of hip-hop cameos as recent as 2008, when Q-Tip sampled one of his speeches. But commenters on several sites have taken it a little too far, even mentioning that the "man in question" is playing dominoes with his left hand, and Obama is in fact left-handed.

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President Barack Obama
On the other hand, Obama was really involved in community activism back then, and we're not really sure if he would have had the time to film this two-second role. Plus, we'd think he'd be wearing some kind of Chicago memorabilia -- like a Bulls hat-- and not a Compton one. Just a thought.

Still, feel free to waste a couple minutes by checking out the video below, and pay particular attention at 1:01.

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