Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) issued a statement calling on The Roots, Jimmy Fallon and NBC to apologize for the choice of “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” as the intro music for Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).
“The choice of song to introduce Michele Bachmann on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night was insulting and inappropriate.
“I do not share Michele Bachmann’s politics, but she deserves to be treated with respect. No female politician – and no woman – should be subjected to sexist and offensive innuendo like she was last night.
“The Roots, Jimmy Fallon, and NBC should apologize.”
The drummer who chose the song, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, issued a statement this afternoon explaining the choice.
“The performance was a tongue-in-cheek and spur of the moment decision. The show was not aware of it and I feel bad if her feelings were hurt. That was not my intention,” he said.