24 Nov

Lying @$$ B!#ch: Roots Band Sneak a Diss on Bachman During Fallon Appearance


(You will have to scroll ahead until about 22min to see it)

It’s usually the host delivering the political snark, but last night on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” it was the house band that provided the pointed message. As US Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) made her way across the stage, The Roots, who back Fallon each night, played a coded message of a song for her introduction music. Astute ears — or Twitter followers of drummer Questlove — could identify the song: “Lyin’ As* B*tch” by Fishbone.

While the audience only heard a “la la” refrain, the message was sent. Before the show, Questlove tweeted, “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.” Following the performance, he retweeted a number of fans who praised the choice of snark — including one who called it the “perfect entry song for her” — and then wrote, “take a guess. buy the record anyway. its classic and should be in your vocabulary,” and provided a link to buy the album on iTunes.

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