Saturday, 26 May, 2018

Justin Timberlake Super Bowl Performance Criticized by Prince Fans

Justin Timberlake Super Bowl Performance Criticized by Prince Fans Justin Timberlake Super Bowl Performance Criticized by Prince Fans
Stacy Diaz | 09 February, 2018, 11:17

After reaching fame in the '90s while in NSYNC, and then proving to be a triple threat later in his career by singing, dancing and acting, Justin Timberlake has once again applied his talents to a new album.

Taking place in Prince's hometown of Minneapolis, Timberlake's performance sparked controversy after it was originally reported that he'd be including a hologram of Prince.

Timberlake proceeded to slow things down when he sang a piano version of Prince's "I Would Die 4 U". Images of Prince performing were projected onto a giant wind-blown sheet in a show that the late artist likely would have denounced during his life (he once called these kinds of tributes "the most demonic thing imaginable" in an interview with Guitar World).

Still, Timberlake's whip-crack choreography was so impressive it took a couple of minutes for the true horror of his outfit to really sink in. Fans were initially relieved, but as it turned out, Timberlake chose to push through with the hologram anyway.

Ultimately, with a performance that was generally underwhelming, the real loser was Justin Timberlake. Although "Man of the Woods" contains other songs with potential in their beat and rhythm, none come close to how captivating and catchy "Filthy" is.

It looked like JT would have an unbelievable, career-changing experience but instead, he received a lot of criticism following his Super Bowl performance.

And you know, it's fine that Timberlake is proud of his heritage.

Kirsher with Neil Patrick Harris after winning a 2013 Emmy Award for their work on the Golden Globes

The performance began with Timberlake's famous pal Jimmy Fallon introducing him. People had said, "Oh, it's never rained in the 40-year history of the Super Bowl", oh boy ...

The record seems to be centered around a conceit of getting back to Timberlake's "Southern" roots.

Timberlake is an undeniable entertainer, but has more recently shined greater on stages like "Saturday Night Live" than in concert venues. Rihanna has continually proven to be one of this generation's most compelling performers, and with 14 No. 1 singles, she has an endless catalog of songs to perform.

She was reportedly banned from the Grammys as a result of the 2004 Super Bowl performance.

Williams, however, said she simply doesn't care. The moment quickly became shared on social media.

Towards the conclusion of the show, a massive bedsheet looking garment descended from the top of the stage to reveal a glowing video representation none other than Prince. "I've arrived at another one of my dreams which is slowly becoming a sort of nightmare".

Notably, none of the players at the US Bank Stadium.