Edited by Azizi Powell
This post showcases two fake videos of President Barack Obama dropping the mic and a real video of President Obama jokingly performing that gesture.
Information about what "drop the mic" means is also included in this post.
All copyrights remain with their owners.
Thanks to President Obama for being cool enough to incorporate this gesture in his last Washington Correspondents Dinner speech. Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publishers of these videos on YouTube.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/04/what-mic-drop-really-means-history.html an earlier pancocojams post on "dropping the mic". That post features information about the history and meaning of the "dropping the mic" gesture, along with the videos that are featured in this post plus another video, and along with selected comments from some of those videos' viewer discussion threads.
WHAT DROP THE MIC MEANS
"What does "drops mic" mean exactly? How did the phrase come into use?
A "mic drop" is the rap/comedy parallel to spiking a football. It says, "My performance was so definitive that there's nothing more to say."
It seems to come mostly from black culture...
Notice that the commenter wrote that "it [examples of mic drops] mostly* come from black culture". "Black culture" in that comment means "African American culture".
*Italics added by me to highlight that word.
Click the pancocojams link given above for more information about the history and meanings of the "mic drop" gesture.
TWO FAKE VIDEOS OF PRESIDENT OBAMA DROPPING THE MIC
Video #1: Key & Peele - Obama Raps
Comedy Central Uploaded on Feb 7, 2012
President Obama schools everyone when he shows up at a rap battle.
This is a skit that was performed by African American comedians Kay & Peele. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_%26_Peele provides this information about that performance duo:
"Key & Peele is an American sketch comedy television series created by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele for Comedy Central. Both Key and Peele previously worked on MADtv.
Each episode of the show consists mainly of several pre-taped sketches starring the two actors. The sketches cover a variety of societal topics, often with a focus on American popular culture, ethnic stereotypes, and race relations. Key & Peele premiered on January 31, 2012 and ended on September 9, 2015, with a total of 53 episodes, over the course of five seasons."...
Video #2: Obama Drops the Mic
TheEllenShow, Published on Jan 15, 2016
President Obama's last State of the Union address had an unexpected ending. Watch what happened, here!
A REAL VIDEO OF PRESIDENT OBAMA DROPPING THE MIC
President Obama Drops Microphone on Floor at White House Correspondent Dinner 2016
USNews, Published on Apr 30, 2016
4/30/2016 President Obama and Larry Wilmore at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner The annual White House correspondents’ dinner—the last of Barack Obama’s presidency—will take place Saturday night.
Read my comment below about the two fingers to his lips gesture that President Obama made before saying "Obama out" and dropping the mic.
Click http://www.businessinsider.com/the-best-jokes-from-the-white-house-correspondents-dinner-2016-4 "'Obama out': President literally drops the mic after one final amazing White House correspondents' dinner speech
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