Jimmy Fallon and Questlove Sorry for Offensive Song Used for Michele Bachmann

November 23, 2011 07:57:11 GMT

The host of 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' has been under fire after his show's band, The Roots, played 'Lyin' A** B****' while Bachmann walked on the set for an interview.

Jimmy Fallon and Questlove Sorry for Offensive Song Used for Michele Bachmann
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Jimmy Fallon has offered his sincere apology for using Fishbone's song "Lyin' A** B****" to welcome guest Michele Bachmann on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon". Realizing that the song choice may have insulted the Republican Presidential contender, the comedian took to Twitter to say that he is sorry.

"I'm honored that @michelebachmann was on our show yesterday and I'm so sorry about the intro mess," so the former cast member of "Saturday Night Live" tweeted via his official account a day after Bachmann appeared on his show on Monday, November 21. "I really hope she comes back."

Questlove, the drummer as well as the leader of the show's band The Roots, has also expressed his regret toward the song choice. "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," he stated.

On the Monday episode of the late-night show, the band played snippet of the 1980s track while Bachmann was waving to the audience without realizing the lyrics. The song itself is not political, but its lyrics mention the words "lyin' a** b****" several times.

Prior to the show, Questlove had hinted about his band's plan to use the song to welcome Bachmann. "aight late night walkon song devotees: you love it when we snark: this next one takes the cake. ask around cause i aint tweeting title," he wrote, before giving another clue that the song is taken from Fisborne's EP. Fallon later joked that Questlove "is grounded."

Bachmann's camp has not released any statement regarding the song, but some people slammed the use of the offensive single. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who claimed she does not share Bachmann's politics, stated, "She [Bachmann] deserves to be treated with respect," reasoning, "No female politician - and no woman - should be subjected to sexist and offensive innuendo like she was last night."

Feministing editor Chloe Angyal sounded off similar opinion. "It's never acceptable to call a woman a b****. Period," she told Fox411. "Challenge Bachmann on the issues all you want, fact check her, call her out on her dishonesty. Do not call her, or anyone else, a b****."


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posted by thedood324 on Nov 28, 2011
ugh dum mucishans. if wite man deed it he wuld be fried. pruf that thoz leberul midia liers love blaks and wite america are the troo apresed. fuk alll leberuls. fuk brack osama.
posted by BraRag on Nov 24, 2011
Typical obama lovin Mutt! Can't do enough to prop up the idiot in the WH. And this is how they do it. Some A-wipe on a drum set makes a decision. Too Cool! Next stop, "Occupy the bathroom" drum-geek.
posted by Haleyscomic on Nov 24, 2011
I thought roots was a book, I didn't know they made it a musical?!!
posted by Derek Wain on Nov 23, 2011
Imagine what would have happened if the Team Obama media whores at NBC had tried that on Michele Obama. The vile NBC sllimeballs should grovel to MB.
posted by jen on Nov 23, 2011
The band should be fired now
posted by Beatdude on Nov 23, 2011
So what, they played a trick and played the song. She is just running to be the nominee for the Republican party. Get over it!!
posted by ONE TIME is all WE G on Nov 23, 2011
The songs is called LYIN'BITCH not "white lyin bitch. Same dumb asses think to press labels on black version white version. I guess EM is a white rapper and Barack is a black President.
posted by Richardk on Nov 23, 2011
Fallon fire the piece of &%&^. You don't fire his ass, then you are in agreement with him, making you hate white people as much as he does.
posted by VoiceOfReason on Nov 23, 2011
Let's turn the tables for a moment: Barack Obama goes on a late night talk show and a white bandleader plays the intro for NWA's "Real Niggaz." Do you think that bandleader would have a job the next day? I think not.
posted by ScottFoster on Nov 23, 2011
NBC fosters this kind of disrespect for any conservative, so why be surprised when some wannabe rockstar acts like an asshole under their employment. Keith Olberdork used to do this borish crap on a nightly basis on PMSNBC.
posted by Pat o on Nov 23, 2011
Lyin' ass band leader.
posted by blackamericastrikesa on Nov 23, 2011
funny if it was a white band and played that for a black woman,they would have been fired. remember the reporter calling the womens basketball team something bad? and getting burned.
posted by Questhate on Nov 23, 2011
The band should be fired. They knew what they were going to do and that was wrong.

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