The Roots Have To Get NBC Clearance

The Roots' drummer/producer ?uestlove has revealed that NBC is now clearing the band's selections for walk-on music on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." The news comes after a recent incident in which the Roots played an instrumental of Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass B*tch" as Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann walked out for an interview on the show.
"it was a real bummer that it happened. We don't want to censor anyone, but...I don't know," Fallon said--before joking; "Maybe ?uestlove is a Romney guy."
"It's still a comedy show, so they promise not to step on my toes or that type of thing, but they definitely want to know the title of the song, the subject matter of the song – can it be seen as an insult?" ?uestlove told the Associated Press. "It was kind of wrong for me to throw [NBC] under the bus without telling them what it was, so I understand from a business standpoint."


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