Questlove probably knew he’d get into trouble when he decided The Roots would play the obscure Fishbone tune “Lyin’ A** B****” as the walk-on music for Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann when she guested on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” but now the musical fiasco has gone even higher up.
NBC VP of late night programming Doug Vaughan reportedly wrote to Bachmann expressing his deepest apologies over the whole incident. According to the AP, Vaughan says the incident was “not only unfortunate but also unacceptable,” and that The Roots were “severely reprimanded.”
Fallon apologized to Bachmann the day after the appearance, tweeting, “I’m honored that Michele Bachmann was on our show yesterday and I’m so sorry about the intro mess. I really hope she comes back.”
Although Bachmann cheerfully accepted Fallon’s apology, she said she wished NBC would reach out to her too. Hopefully this will suffice.