Jimmy Fallon Apologizes to Michele Bachman For Introduction Song

Posted on November 23, 2011

Jimmy Fallon tweeted an apology to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann after house band The Roots played the Fishbone's song "Lyin' Ass Bit**" when she was introduced. They didn't sing the chorus, but they did play the song. The Roots are known for picking obscure, yet relevant song choices for guests' walkon music. They played "Red, Red Wine" when Kathie Lee appeared, for example, because she often drinks wine and jokes about it on The Today Show. But this is the first time they've flat out insulted someone -- as far as we know.

Jimmy tweeted, "I'm honored that @michelebachmann was on our show yesterday and I'm so sorry about the intro mess. I really hope she comes back....Actually it was a really fun interview. She helped me with my Minnesota accent. (I still sound Irish.)"

In this clip from the show, NBC cut Bachmann's entrance onto the stage with that song playing and went straight to the interview. Bachmann has accepted Jimmy's apology, but has now demanded an apology from NBC. Bachman told Fox News: "If that had been Michelle Obama, who'd 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 would have fired the drummer, or at least suspended him."

The interview didn't touch on any controversial subjects: they discuss Donald Trump, Thanksgiving and work on Jimmy's Minnesota accent. Note: NBC has removed the video of the interview.

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