Justin Timberlake took to the Super Bowl stage today for the first time since 2004 and the reviews are…mixed.
There were rumours flying that Timberlake would sing with a hologram Prince due to this year’s Super Bowl being held in the icon’s home town of Minneapolis. This stirred some controversy due to the singer famously telling Guitar World in 1998 that post-mortem holograms performances were “demonic”.
Although, Prince's wishes weren’t technically disrespected, fans have taken to social media to voice their disapproval over the performance.
However, there were also those praising the singer for his high energy show. Even Ellen DeGeneres got in a compliment for JT.
Prince's 2007 Super Bowl performance is widely considered one of the most iconic halftime shows in the history of the event.
wow its wild #JustinTimberlake did a tribute to Prince considering Prince hated him and literally wrote a song about how awful he was— The Original Trash (@TragicAFGay) February 5, 2018
People who are complaining about #JustinTimberlake performance need to sit down! Y’all are so use to big flashing lights, auto tune and a backtrack! He came out performed and killed it! Great job @jtimberlake— Ashley (@AshleighMariee1) February 5, 2018
Quit talk mess about JT’s halftime performance. He honored a legend, made the fans apart of it, and looked like he really enjoyed it. #JustinTimberlake you did a fantastic job haters gonna hate. #prince— bobbie ✌️(@bobs_4apples) February 5, 2018
Whether you loved or hated JT's performance, there was one thing that everyone agreed on.