The slander and fervor from fans over Madge's Prince tribute has prompted Questlove to come to the veteran pop singer's defense. The Roots drummer wasn't happy about how people are treating the tribute and tweeted some thoughts about the backlash, suggesting that Madonna’s critics are simply struggling in processing their grief.

“Because of [Prince’s] well known love for the *poof* vanishing act. A lot of us are left feeling incomplete in the act of saying goodbye,” he wrote. “For starters it’s hard to accept him no longer being here. [And] in the upcoming award season for ‘17 there will be a gang of tributes. Naturally, there will be folded arms and shade thrown because the Purple Standard is hard boots to fill & a lot of us don’t wanna come [to] grips [with] the fact that Prince – (an on the surface) face of health and invincible agelessness – [succumbed] to something so… friggin’ basic.”

"But the point is let's not get ugly [with] playing the "Prince would and wouldn't approve" game," he finished.

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Read Questlove's rant below.

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