If Justin Timberlake headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show was problematic for some, it’s about to irk a whole lot more. Because, according to a new report, JT will be featuring Prince in his presentation tomorrow.
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With this year’s Super Bowl taking place in the late legend’s hometown of Minneapolis, 37-year-old Timberlake is said to be planning a high-tech salute – in the form of a hologram.
The tea was poured today by TMZ, who also revealed the following:
- There is no planned Janet Jackson or NYSNC reunion.
- JT did 4 run-throughs on Thursday. One being a taped a dress rehearsal that’ll air in the event of an emergency that renders him unable to perform. Or perhaps to cut to if anything goes “wrong.”
- There’ll be a lot of fireworks. Case in point this video from rehearsal:
As for the Prince “thing,” all of a sudden the album launch party at Paisley Park is starting to make more sense. Though it’s unlikely to ease concerns about the partnerships Prince’s Estate are making.
After all, as reported, fans of Purple one have been vocal in stressing the problematic nature of Prince and Justin’s history.
Indeed, while the ‘Man Of The Woods’ singer has been uber endorsing of the legend – especially after his death in 2016 – they have in fact traded subtle jabs at one another.
For, when questioned about JT’s single ‘SexyBack’ and its implied suggestion that it was reviving something, Prince (in trademark form) clapped back with the following in an interview:
“For whoever is claiming that they are bringing sexy back, sexy never left!”
The comment clearly found its way to Timberlake, who sung the following lines (believed to be in reference to both Prince and Janet) on Timbaland + Nelly Furtado collaboration ‘Give It To Me’ later that same year. Note that Janet had just done an interview with Oprah addressing the issue while promoting her then-new album:
“I saw you tryin’ to act cute on TV, ‘Just let me clear the air’/ We missed you on the charts last week/ Damn, that’s right, you wasn’t there/ Now if sexy never left, then why is everybody on my sh–?/ Don’t hate on me just because you didn’t come up with it.”
At this point, it’s clear Justin is here for the mess with this incessant crutching on legends. Will he be able to handle the inevitable backlash once it actually hits, though?
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