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The Roots play Fishbone's 'Lyin' Ass Bitch' for Michele Bachmann on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

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If you haven't already been scorched by the pundit war being declared on The Roots after Monday night's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, you should probably understand what happened, lest we be doomed to repeat history. It seems the Web is alive with the sound of indignation after Jimmy's band welcomed Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann with a rendition of Fishbone's Lyin' Ass Bitch. How could people possibly be mad about that?

Nobody on the show said anything, but once the Internet nuts caught wind of it, it blew up like a failed meeting of the Congressional supercommittee. The clip has been removed from Hulu because of the clip, in which the actual words are never said, but through the power of embeddable media players, you can watch it above.

Fallon, meanwhile, addressed the incident before Tuesday night's show on his Twitter account, @jimmyfallon, by writing, "@questlove is grounded," referring to the Roots drummer in charge of those shenanigans. Although to be fair, Questlove really telegraphed his move, tweeting on Monday night, "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." That should have been a clue.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 5:20pm]

    

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