Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Exclusive: Obama's Music Video Career Revealed

Posted By on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 11:33 AM

By now you've probably heard about the latest, most improbable, and quite possibly most awesome rumor about Barack Obama's past thus far: that he made a cameo appearance in the 1993 music video for Tag Team's "Whoomp! There It Is."

Gawker's Adrian Chen made an admirable attempt to separate fact from fiction, and this morning White House Spokesperson Kate Bedingfield officially refuted that the president spent his pre-presidential years as a music video extra. Never let it be said that journalists aren't out there every single day to bring you the truth about important issues. Unfortunately, they're all wrong. After hours of exhaustive research, we were able to uncover President Barack Obama's storied past as a music video extra. Just look at these stills from other 1993 music videos (excuse our Photoshop).

1. Salt-n-Peppa "Shoop"

click to enlarge saltnbama.JPG

Let us bring you back to the subject quick: that's definitely the president in a Salt-n-Peppa sandwich.

2. RuPaul "Supermodel (You Better Work)"
click to enlarge rupaul3.JPG

Someone's workin' it in the back row. (Hint: It's the president.)

3. Wreckx-n-Effect "Rump Shaker"

click to enlarge rumpy.JPG
Who wasn't in a music video celebrating the awesome-ness of butts in the nineties?

4. Mariah Carey "Dreamlover"
click to enlarge dream3.JPG
There he is. Behind the pony.

5. Blind Melon "No Rain"
click to enlarge blind.JPG

All we can say is that POTUS' life is pretty plain.


Follow us on Twitter at @andyjeanious and @sfallshookdown.


 

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Andy Wright

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • How Weird Street Faire
    The 16th annual How Weird Street Faire shut down SoMa on Sunday as people flocked to the city wearing colorful costumes to dance, view performances, and enjoy art. Photographs by Michael Hendrickson.
  • Star Wars Celebration @ Anaheim Convention Center
    Christopher Victorio brings back photos from a land not so far away of the Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center.