Barack Obama Was Maybe in a Rap Video, But Then He Wasn'tBuzz started building this week that President Barack Obama had maybe possibly perhaps taken some time out of his busy schedule in 1993 to appear in Tag Team's video for hip-hop jam 'Whoomp! (There It Is).'

It was a fun couple days of wondering. But it just ain't true. "It is not him," White House spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield told the relentless fact checkers PolitiFact. Whoomp, there it isn't. (Sorry.)

"I've never heard of this before," said Judd Miner, a colleague of Obama's from his Chicago law days. Obama was 31 at the time. "Barack never had an earring," Miner added, noting the bejeweled lobe of the Not-Obama.