It was a show already draped in controversy. In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, many the headlines fell on the match’s Halftime Show, performed by Justin Timberlake this year. Most the talk surrounded debunked rumors special guests like Janet Jackson and NYSYNC, neither which made an actual appearance Sunday evening.
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While the majority JT’s performance included a trip a down memory lane as he selected popular cuts from earlier on in his solo career, he managed to gather a great deal criticism and praise for a few aspects, including his incorporation a Prince tribute in the performance. Previous plans indicated that Timberlake planned to introduce a hologram Prince during the show, but after a discusion with Sheila E., audiences were assured that no such thing would be present as it went against Prince’s own wishes.
Nonetheless, it didn’t keep Justin Timberlake from making use video projection to use Prince’s image during a rendition “I Would Die 4 U while lighting up the U.S. Bank Stadium in purple hues.
Still, the inclusion Prince’s likeness didn’t go over too well with others while some fans could appreciate the homage paid. Check out what people have been saying about Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl Halftime performance below.