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- Posted on Oct 17th 2008 3:00PM by James Sullivan
The song, 'Yahoozee,' is named for the "yahoo yahoo" boys, the spam scammers who pose as charity cases and collect big money through "advance fee fraud." In a recent celebration of African culture at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Nigerian rapper Olu Maintain performed his song accompanied by an unlikely honorary posse member: former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, a speaker at the event.
After Powell's impromptu b-boy posturing, authorities were quick to claim that the former secretary of state was not condoning Internet fraud. Since it's sung in Yoruba and pidgin English, they claimed ignorance on Powell's behalf.
According to the BBC, 'Yahoozee' has inspired a dance craze that mimicks the motion of piling up stacks of cash. Somehow, it's easier to imagine Dick Cheney busting that particular move.
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