Fans Are NOT Happy
We witnessed Justin Timberlake once again perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Concert. It’s pretty much a given that every halftime concert is going to be met with mixed reviews, but Timberlake’s in particular upset many fans of Prince for one reason…
It’s a well-known fact that Prince did not want to be reincarnated in the form of a hologram, and apparently that was very much the plan for Timberlake’s halftime performance. According to drummer Sheila E., she and Timberlake had a long discussion about this plan and she eventually convinced him to not go forward with the hologram.
Family, I spoke w/Justin 2nite and he shared heartfelt words of respect for Prince & the Purple fans. I look 4wrd 2 seeing what I’m sure is going 2 be a spectacular halftime show. There is no hologram. ??? pic.twitter.com/mhVXBfBa1B
— SheilaEdrummer (@SheilaEdrummer) February 4, 2018
That being said, Timberlake put something similar in place of the hologram; a projection of Prince singing “I Would Die 4 U” on a giant white cloth. Though technically not a hologram, fans still believe that this went against Prince’s dying wish…
I'm sorry but Prince would be livid.
— KB (@KaraRBrown) February 5, 2018
Meanwhile Prince is in heaven like pic.twitter.com/lcsjAufAUF
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 5, 2018
The Prince tribute would’ve been cool… except Prince specifically said he didn’t want that, right? Even in death, Prince continues to be misunderstood.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) February 5, 2018
HE DID NOT HONOR PRINCE https://t.co/31O4OHx69H
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) February 5, 2018
Prince looking down from heaven like pic.twitter.com/f9ToYoX27x
— ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ (@merelynora) February 5, 2018
do you think jessica biel is smudging their entire house right now because they are so dead meat i would be so scared of ghost prince
— Mary H.K. Choi (@choitotheworld) February 5, 2018
We may never truly know if Prince would’ve approved of this or not, but fans are collectively NOT happy with this performance. What did you think of the performance? Do you think Prince would’ve been upset? Let us know in the comment section below!