Musician/tv personality Questlove speaks onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Musician/tv personality Questlove speaks onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

*Questlove, who introduced Madonna’s much-maligned Prince tribute at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, is coming to the Material Girl’s defense – basically saying not every performance will be up to the standard of Prince fans, to respect the way a fellow Prince fan chooses to mourn his death, and that the feeling conveyed in a Prince performance should count for something.

The Roots drummer expressed his sentiment in a series of tweets following the show:

Watch Questlove’s tribute at the BBMA below:

Below, Madonna’s BBMA Prince tribute featuring Stevie Wonder:


Madonna & Stevie Wonder’s Billboard Music… by NBATOPHIGHTLIGHT