According to Billboard: Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl LII halftime show gave a lot of people a lot of feels. But when he pulled out his surprise tribute to Prince with a performance of “I Would Die 4 U” featuring a giant projected image of Minneapolis’ finest towering over the U.S. Bank Stadium field, some Princeophiles were rattled, afraid that their patron purple saint might have not approved.
Despite all that, Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, told TMZ on Monday (Feb. 5) that she thinks her brother would have actually been fine with Timberlake’s tribute. Nelson reportedly told the site that she was “pleasantly surprised” by JT’s performance and enjoyed the tribute to her late brother, though the family was not previously aware that Prince would appear via a large video projection.
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