Timberlake's Halftime Show Includes Selfie in the Stands

But no Prince hologram, as rumored
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 4, 2018 8:17 PM CST
A large image of Prince is shown as Justin Timberlake performs during halftime.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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(Newser) – Justin Timberlake paid tribute to Prince during his Super Bowl halftime performance with a cover of "I Will Die 4 U," but there was no hologram of the late superstar. Instead, Timberlake sang as footage of Prince projected onto a long screen in the middle of the stadium, per the AP. Before the game, rumors circulated that Timberlake would use a hologram of Prince during his show, drawing criticism from fans and those who knew him. One of the biggest memes from the show turned out to be this kid's selfie in the stands with Timberlake.

The singer's set started out in an underground portion of US Bank Stadium made to look like a club filled with lasers and dancers. Timberlake emerged into the stadium and performed a dance-filled set that included "Sexyback" and "Cry Me A River." He also danced atop the NFL logo and then with a marching band for "Suit & Tie." USA Today ticks off other buzz-generating moments from the show.

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