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23 November, 2011@7:23 pm

So, The Roots got the unlucky gig of playing the song for Republican presidential hopeful / crazy-eyed killer, Michelle Bachmann’s, entrance on Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon the other night. They spoke through their music, playing a cover of Fishbone’s “Lyin’ Ass Bitch”. Touche’.

“The performance was a tongue-in-cheek and spur of the moment decision. The show was not aware of it and I feel bad if her feelings were hurt. That was not my intention,” said Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson in a statement.

He tweeted earlier, “late night walkon song devotees: you love it when we snark: this next one takes the cake. ask around cause i aint tweeting title.”

Jimmy Fallon has since made a public apology to Bachmann, stating “?uestlove is grounded,” and later following with “I’m honored that @michelebachmann was on our show yesterday and I’m so sorry about the intro mess. I really hope she comes back.”

Hmm, perhaps they should have gone with something more subtle, like Eminem’s “(Bitch Gets) No Love”?

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7 Responses to "How The Roots Got Over On Michelle Bachmann"
  • jack in the box says:

    It’s cool they did that, but why apologize?

  • That was a very innovative way to diss her, but I guess the powers that be made Jimmy Fallon apologize. I guess it was a trickle down effect, but it still happend.

  • Saul Goodman says:

    they’ve got to apologize otherwise they lose their gigs and they have to hit the road again.

  • Dayz says:

    I loved that they did that but figured this backlash would come… Unfortunately I predict they will get fired for this. She is too connected and if she wants them gone NBC will get them out… So on a positive note I look forward to seeing more shows in Philly soon! Love the Roots live shows!

  • BrucePtheGod says:

    This….is AWESOME! I have always been a Roots fan, but this just makes it a little better.

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