(AllHipHop News) Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon has issued an apology to Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, over The Roots’ song choice for her entry music on Monday night’s show.
The popular hip-hop band played a portion of Fishbone’s 1985 song “Lyin’ Ass B**ch,” as Bachmann walked onto the stage to be interviewed by Jimmy Fallon on “The Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon” on November 21.
Yesterday (November 22), Jimmy Fallon apologized to Bachmann via Twitter, for the show’s house band’s’ song choice.
“I’m honored that @michelebachmann was on our show yesterday and I’m so sorry about the intro mess,” Jimmy Fallon tweeted yesterday. “I really hope she comes back.”
While Questlove stopped short of apologizing, he stated that he was sorry if he hurt the presidential hopeful’s feelings, with the Grammy Award winning group’s song choice.
Questlove issued a statement over his song choice, which he labeled as “Snark” on his Twitter account in a later update.
“The performance was a tongue-in-cheek and spur of the moment decision,” Questlove told the Wall Street Journal. “The show was not aware of it and I feel bad if her feelings were hurt. That was not my intention.”
After their apologies, Michele Bachmann appeared on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” and accused NBC of operating with a double standard and not taking action.
Bachmann, who was promoting her book “Core of Conviction,” also hinted that NBC should suspend, or even fire Questlove.
“I think the point is, if that had been Michelle Obama who had come out on the stage, and if that song had been played for Michelle Obama, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized to her and likely they could have fired the drummer, at least suspended him,” Michele Bachman said. “None of that happened from NBC. And this is clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite, but it’s also, I think, sexism as well.”