#FreeQuesto: Leave Questlove alone, NBC! A petition and tell the 30 Rock brass to back off!

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Word on the street is the suits over at 30 Rock will now be censoring Questlove of the almighty Roots over that whole lyin' ass bitch incident with Michelle Bachmann, in which Questo subversively played the intro of Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch" as the Republican presidential candidate made her entrance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Apparently, Questlove must now reportedly clear his song choices with three different NBC executives. We're calling bullshit, NBC.

The Roots are a legendary ensemble of musicologists, instrumentalists and several damn fine MCs who have done more to change the make-up of hip-hop music than most. The fact that ?uestlove, a self-described "music snob" with all his years of immersion in the world of music and hip-hop humanity, will have to clear his song choices with the stiffs at NBC is disgusting. Supposedly he's been barred from even tweeting about the incident involving Bachmann. Tweeting!

NBC, you can't be serious.

It's as if this man didn't participate in the making of Things Fall Apart, one of the greatest hip-hop albums of the decade, yo. As you can tell, we're upset about this. What would Kanye West do? Bachmann debacle aside, to censor a musician of ?uestlove's caliber is not only senseless, it's shocking. And frankly, we're not having it.

Who are the three NBC execs Questo must get clearance from? We want to see their birth certificates -- and their iTunes receipts. If they're khaki pants-wearing, Mumford and Sons-listening mountain climbers, we're laying down the gauntlet.

We repeat: #FreeQuesto! Leave Questlove alone!

Let that man drum and produce and rock the most famous afro this side of Frederick Douglass in peace! And, Jimmy Fallon, we'd give you the hard side eye for your pansy assed, got-no-spine "@questlove is grounded" handling of the whole ordeal on Twitter, but leaving you with Jef Otte's smoldering anger will suffice.

As for Questo, if you're with us and think the brass at NBC needs to back the fuck off, sign our petition and tell The Peacock to relinquish its vice grip on the artistic swaying of one of hip-hop's most relevant saving graces.

Sign the Leave Questlove Alone! Petition

#FreeQuesto! Leave Questlove alone!

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Rushmade
Rushmade

Fuck that bitch and the bitch ass folks at NBC. Love the Roots but at this point got bigger fish to fry. Pop culture and technology is making us unhuman and more robots than anything.

Edmund Spenser
Edmund Spenser

If he had any artistic integrity, he would resign!  What sort of musician is he, if he bows down to the man!   Just a lickspittle lacky of corporate America, a sniveling lackey of the one percent.  Shame on you Questlove, for putting up with it.  Made a stand!  Be a person of integrity!  Quit! 

Of course, when you first tell Rolling Stone, a week before hand, that you are gunning for Bachmann, and are going to play the particular tune, then later claim that it was spur of the moment - well, we know you are a liar.  So, liar, lickspittle lacky of the brass - both show a terrible lack of integrity.  I guess he never was a man of integrity, just a kid having fun.

Carol
Carol

made a stand? 

Gerald
Gerald

Or maybe having a weekly television gig pays enough for him to spend the rest of his time working on projects. 

Gerald
Gerald

too bad he doesn't know how to play "Hope You Die You Fascist Cunt" on the drums 

NBC = Nazi Broadcast Censorship 

dchris24
dchris24

Ah....more examples of "tolerance" from the douchebag left. If it had been your goddess Michelle Obama your dumbass would be screaming for his head, you hypocrite.

Gerald
Gerald

she doesnt really do anything but reads to kids, Barack Obama however is certainely a fascist cunt, so is Eric Holder. 

Gerald
Gerald

didnt know she was such a #HighLevelWhiteWoman

RIP Patrice O'Neal

Lenman_99
Lenman_99

Jeff Otte's comment are lame. He spends the whole thing trashing Jimmy for ruining a classic SNL sketch? How can it be such a classic if Jimmy ruined it? The funniest part of the sketch is Christopeher Walken trying not to laugh at Jimmy Fallon. It is all of them trying NOT to laugh that makes it such a good sketch. I think Jeff should limit his comment to the lame bands he kisses ass over.  I bet if someone played "Dude Looks like a lady" when Michelle Obama showed up somewhere there would be people screaming for someones head!

Gerald
Gerald

id fuck the hella outta michelle Obama you aretrippin 

only one of those Michelle is fuckable 

dchris24
dchris24

It aint the fatass nasty one.

Lenman_99
Lenman_99

Nasty! I am sorry your standards are so low, I won't touch either one of them.

Johnny Tool
Johnny Tool

Ummm... should we be happy that he got to keep his job after that? And praise Fallon for hiring The Roots in the first place? Dude has a job with bosses to answer to. It's not a democracy.

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