The drummer of the Jimmy Fallon show, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, chose the song deliberately . He was evidently proud of the action, tweeting a clue of what was to come to his followers before the show came on the air.
As Bachmann, congresswoman and GOP presidential contender, walked across the stage to sit next to Fallon Monday night, house band the Roots played a refrain from the song written by Fishbone.
Though the lyrics refer to a woman as a “slut trash can bitch,” the band sang the “la, la, la” of the refrain.
The band’s drummer sent a tweet prior to the show clueing viewers in on the song choice, writing: “late night walkon song devotees: you love it when we snark: this next one takes the cake. ask around cause i aint tweeting title.”
Later, he retweeted a fan’s reaction: “perfect entry song for her.”
In addition, the drummer is a known Obama supporter who has contributed to his campaign. His twitter account, sports a photograph of Thompson with the president.
The show was aired on November 21 and featured the band playing “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” as Michelle Bachmann entered to be interviewed by Jimmy Fallon. Click here to watch the original video.
Update: Last night, Jimmy Fallon tweeted, “Questlove is grounded.” Whether that means the drummer will continue to play on the show into the future is uncertain.
Update 2: Jimmy Fallon has apologized to Bachmann about the show. According to Official Wire:
Fallon tweeted to Bachmann that he was honored that she came onto his show and that “I’m so sorry about the intro mess.” He said he hopes she will come back to his show.
Here is a screenshot of the Twitter exchange.
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