"I can't f*cking breathe right now": Questlove's devastation at Prince's death

No one is taking the news of Prince's death harder than Roots bandleader Questlove

Published April 21, 2016 5:59PM (EDT)

  (Frank Micelotta/invision/ap)
(Frank Micelotta/invision/ap)

No one is taking the news of pop superstar Prince's death than Roots bandleader Questlove. The drummer took to Twitter to express his emotion as multiple outlets reported that the musical icon had died at his Minnesota estate:

Questlove told a story earlier this year of how he was once fired from a nightclub DJing gig by Prince, who subsequently replaced the Roots drummer with a "Finding Nemo" DVD. The incident doesn't seem to have had any impact on Questlove's admiration for the musical legend:

Minutes earlier, Questlove had sent out a message of positivity, just as news of Prince's death began to break:

The drummer followed up on Instagram with a tribute to his late hero:


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