For Super Bowl Halftime Show
2/4/2018 6:07 PM PST
Justin Timberlake under fire after giving a tribute to Prince during the SuperBowl Halftime Show despite Prince’s public statements against Timberlake and Prince’s strong beliefs against technology like the one used to present Prince as a hologram. #Prince pic.twitter.com/z1tqRQHPiP
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JT paid tribute to Prince about halfway through the show with a partial cover of “I Would Die 4 U” — during which Justin was on piano, and Prince’s image appeared on a giant flowing sheet behind him.
As we reported … Justin was expected to use a straight up hologram during the performance. We were later told it would simply be a video projection of Prince rather than a hologram … and it looks like they stuck to that.
Prince’s ex, Sheila E., and his brother, Omarr Baker, both objected to a Prince hologram and assured fans this weekend that one would not appear.