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Jimmy Fallon Show’s Michele Bachmann/’Lyin’ Ass Bitch’ Controversy Spills Over Onto Internet

Dec 2, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Questlove, the drummer in the house band for NBC’s "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," said he blocked 3,500 Twitter followers after his band gave Michele Bachmann a rude welcome by introducing her with the 1985 song "Lyin’ Ass Bitch," reports Pitchfork.com.

"Blocking 3,500 tea party extremists [on Twitter] in a three-day period is no fun, especially when you’re a drummer dangerously close to carpal tunnel. In the end, was it worth it? Absolutely not," Questlove tells the publication.

Asked whether he regrets playing the song, he said he was "deeply sorry" for offending women’s groups and non-Bachmann supporters. "It wasn’t like a chess move where you have to think 12 steps ahead; you’re just, like, ‘Fuck, all right, I’m gonna do it,’ in a kamikaze-type way. And I really didn’t think about how it could be perceived as a misogynist swipe," he says, according to the story.

The drummer added that he was worried he might get fired, but then Bachmann’s camp said, "Look, it’s Thanksgiving. Let’s just put all this behind us and call it a day," he noted.

 

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