Donald Trump on Tonight Show: The Roots perform Erykah Badu song
The lyric comes from Erykah Badu's '20 Feet Tall'
While Jimmy Fallon may have gone easy on Donald Trump when the Republican presidential nominee appeared on Thursday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the same can’t be said for The Roots.
As noted by Think Progress, The Roots welcomed Trump to the stage with a short rendition of Erykah Badu’s “20 Feet Tall.” As the former reality television host took the stage, singer Black Thought sang, “Then you, you built a wall/ A 20-foot wall so I couldn’t see.” A major part of Trump’s platform is a proposed plan to build a wall along the U.S-Mexico border if elected president.
NBC didn’t immediately respond to request for comment on the usage of “20 Feet Tall.”
This isn’t the first time the Tonight Show band has used intro music to make a statement about one of Fallon’s guests. In 2011, The Roots were criticized for playing Fishbone’s “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” when former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann visited the show. After the incident, Fallon apologized to Bachmann for the band’s song choice.
The potential musical diss begins at 11:39 in the video below.
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