November 22, 2011 12:38pm PT by Rebecca Ford
Michele Bachmann Slammed with Song by 'Jimmy Fallon' Band
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was not greeted with a warm reception when she appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday.
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When Bachmann was introduced, the Late Night houseband, The Roots, chose a 1985 Fishbone song called "Lyin' Ass B--ch” for the politician’s walk out.
Bachmann did not seem to notice the dig, and went on to promote her new book, Core of Conviction: My Story, and play a game of word association with Jimmy Fallon. Bachmann’s campaign did not immediately return request for comment.
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The Roots’ drummer Questlove even gave his Twitter followers a heads up that the band would be making a snarky musical comment. “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.
Fallon later Tweeted, “Questlove is grounded.”
“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," Questlove told The Hollywood Reporter when asked for a statement.
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This is not the first time that The Roots have used their song choice to bring a little snark to the show. Reality TV stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt were once greeted with Beck’s Loser and Ashley Simpson was reminded of her own lip-snching flub when she walked on to a Milli Vanilli song. Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs walked out to Genesis' "Illegal Alien," a reference to Dobbs' commentaries immigration.