Justin Timberlake will headline this year’s Super Bowl half-time show, marking the singer’s second time playing the prestigious slot.
Reports circulated beforehand that Timberlake’s show would feature a hologram of Prince, who famously played the Super Bowl in 2007.
However, a quick backlash ensued, many fans expressing dismay that the deceased singer and guitarist’s image would be used.
as Prince’s drummer on multiple occasions. “Prince told me don’t ever let anyone do a hologram of me,” she wrote. “Not cool if this happens!”
Following that Tweet, the musician apparently spoke to Timberlake, who clarified that the Prince hologram would not be used during the half-time show.
“Family, I spoke with Justin tonight and he shared heartfelt words of respect for Prince and the Purple fans,” she wrote. “I look forward to seeing what I’m sure is going to be a spectacular halftime show. There is no hologram.”
NME noted an interview with Prince from 1998, in which the singer called performing with a hologram “the most demonic thing imaginable,” adding: “If I was meant to jam with Duke Ellington, we would have lived in the same age. That whole virtual reality thing… it really is demonic. And I am not a demon.
“Also, what they did with that Beatles song [“Free As a Bird”], manipulating John Lennon’s voice to have him singing from across the grave… that’ll never happen to me. To prevent that kind of thing from happening is another reason why I want artistic control.”
During his lifetime, Prince was particularly controlling over where his music appeared digitally, for many years having no songs on streaming services, and nothing on YouTube.
Meanwhile, Janet Jackson has confirmed she will not perform the SuperBowl with Timberlake, despite rumours they may return together (despite an infamous exposing incident).
The Trap Music Museum Unveils New Lil Baby Exhibit Ahead of NBA All-Star Weekend in Atlanta
Atlanta, GA, March 10th, 2021 – This past Thursday, Atlanta’s iconic Trap Music Museum unveiled their latest exhibit, “Trapper Of The Year”. Paying homage to Platinum-Selling artist, Lil Baby, the exhibit sponsored in part by Sip N Trap, features a life size “4PF” chain, decorated with moments and activities that reflect who he is and where he comes from. In addition to the chain artwork, The Trap Museum commissioned a painting for one of Lil Baby’s famous photos, taken by Ahmed Klink. Guests were able to explore the entire museum, seeing past installations like the legendary pink Cadillac from 2 Chainz’ Trap House, Nick Minaj’s Barb exhibit as well as Nipsey Hussle’s tribute.
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