Barack Obama / "Whoomp There It Is" Update: Stephen Colbert, Tag Team Speak Up
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On Tuesday, we discussed here the widely circulating Internet theory that it appeared as though Barack Obama had appeared in the video for Tag Team's "Whoomp There It Is." Apparently we weren't the only ones who noticed the resemblance. That same night night, The Colbert Report asked that the state of Hawaii release President Obama's official government rap certificate confirming he was not a member of the Tag Team crew, saying "The American people have the right to know, whoomp, where he was."
But it gets funnier. Gawker somehow tracked down DC the Brain Supreme and Steve Roll'N --Tag Team, themselves -- to ask them a few questions. At first they admitted that the Obama doppelganger is really their friend rapper L.A. Sno. But later on they second guessed themselves:
DC: Who is it, Steve?
Steve Roll'N: A friend of ours named L.A. Sno. He's a rapper in another group.
DC: Yeah. But it really does look like Obama. He could have been there. You just don't know.
Does L.A. Snow even resemble Obama at all?
DC: I don't think he looks like Obama.
Steve: Nah, he doesn't. He's way light-skinned.
But then later, DC says:
DC: Unless he says (in Obama voice): "Yeah, I was there. I'd just gotten out of grad school and was down in Atlanta and I loved that song..." then I'd be like, Wow. My mouth would be open wide and I'd be like "I don't remember." 'Cause there was a thousand people at that video shoot. It was a real, serious party video shoot, the concept for it. We did it at a place called Lakewood Fairgrounds, which is an old airplane hangar. A lot of people in Atlanta came out for that. Ed Lover from Yo! MTV Raps was in the video. Tony Mercedes was there. A whole bunch of people were in it, there were cameos, but I don't remember a young Barack Obama there. I would have known!
So there you have it, folks. All this Obama in rap videos talk is just that -- talk.
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