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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.
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