Sun 22 May 2016
“I want to take a moment to remember the great Prince Rogers Nelson,” said Questlove of the Roots before a moment of silence. “It can be a moment of silence, but inside our heads, it should be anything but silent,” he continued before introducing Madonna, who performed “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Dressed in purple from head-to-toe, Madonna was joined by special guest Stevie Wonder, as the two did an emotional cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.”
Moments after, the performance received plenty of backlash from viewers who took to social media to express their thoughts. The Roots’ Questlove soon took to Twitter shortly after to address those comments.
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