The rumor that President Barack Obama was an extra in a 1993 rap video was too good to be true and the rappers who made the video are being refreshingly honest about the fact that the guy who looks uncannily like the prez simply wasnt the commander in chief.Gawker.com does what others reporting on the rumor hadnt yet: interviews the members of Tag Team, the Atlanta-based outfit whose video for Whoomp! (There It Is) features a cameo by a guy who many speculated in recent days was a young Obama.And the rappers are eschewing what could be a PR coup for them, wherein they would play coy about whether the video guy is Obama, thus keeping the rumor alive. We were talking about saying, We dont know if its him it could be him, but we dont want to do that, Tag Team rapper DC the Brain Supreme tells Gawker. Were straight-up cats. Were not trying to do it like that. We know for a fact that it wasnt him.The rappers say the Obama lookalike is their friend, rapper L.A. Sno, who they dont think resembles the president in real life. And hes got a pill head. Like, a square pill head, says Steve RollN, the other half of Tag Team. He looks nothing like Obama. Obamas head is round. And hes got big ears. They just got that one frame shot that just looks like him. Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Cant get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOHs One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here because everyone deserves more recess.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.