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The Roots' Questlove apologizes for Michele Bachmann 'B*tch' dig
Jimmy Fallon's house band The Roots got a lot of guff for performing the Fishbone cover "Lyin' A** B*tch" as "Late Night" guest Michele Bachmann's walk-on music -- particularly for the song's use of the term "b*tch." The presidential hopeful called the move "misogynistic" upon hearing what song was played for her.
The Roots' main man Questlove was interviewed by Pitchfork this week, and talked in part about their song choice.
"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-- it didn't hit me until my [Twitter] timeline started showing up that it was seen that way. I was like, "F*ck, I forgot 'b*tch' is actually in the title," he said. "It deeply offended a lot of women's groups and non-Bachmann supporters, and for that I'm deeply sorry... In the end, was it worth it? Absolutely not.