Questlove’s Explanation of the Michelle Bachmann Incident

questlove michelle bachmannAs I sit here watching Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, I came across this fascinating article posted in Salon by Questlove of the band The Roots about the controversy he caused on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon back in 2011.

You may remember (if you don’t, that’s ok) back in 2011 during the Presidential campaign, candidate Michelle Bachmann was a guest on Late Night and The Roots chose to play a controversial song for her as her walk on music, “Lyin’ ass bitch” by the band Fishbone.  We don’t do politics here so I’m not here to make any political comments about whether I agree or not with Questlove, what I’m interested in is his explanation for the incident and how he viewed the firestorm that erupted.  It’s a fascinating look behind the curtain and it was a very interesting read.  Go here to read the article.  It’s a good read.  If you want to see what caused all the controversy, ABC News had the story when it first happened.