Questlove Defends Madonna’s Prince Tribute

Shortly after Madonna‘s tribute to Prince at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards aired, Questlove took to his Twitter page to get a few things off of his chest…or his signature fro.

In a series of tweets, the legendary drummer from The Roots discussed his process of grieving Prince’s sudden death. Quest shared, “1st week I cried. 2nd week I tried to atone for his sins w gettin 8-10 hrs of sleep he didn’t get.”

He went on to address how fans are scrutinizing, picking, and choosing who they think are worthy of paying tribute to the iconic musician. “So I know there is gonna be ALOT of ‘feel a certain ways’ about who you want to see do his music justice—but you gotta put that aside yall,” he tweeted.

Questlove then indirectly defended Madonna’s tribute by tweeting tweeted, “Every Prince rendition will not be a life changing orgasmic xperience. Just to SING his work is brave enough.”

Read his full statement on page 2.