Princes Family Approves of Justin Timberlake Super Bowl Halftime Tribute

Justin Timberlakes tribute to Minneapolis own Prince at Super Bowl LII was met with a mix of celebration and condemnation Sunday night after it was reported that a hologram version of the late icon would not be part of the halftime show. Instead of employing the controversial hologram technology, Timberlakes performance featured a large projection of the singer using footage from the film Purple Rain. Princes half-brother Omarr Baker, who previously tweeted that the family had denied approval of the hologram, responded to the halftime show on Twitter with the definition of the word hologram followed by a thumbs-up sign for Timberlake. In a 1998 interview, Prince called the idea of playing with a hologram of another artist, the most demonic thing imaginable, adding, To prevent that kind of thing from happening is another reason why I want artistic control.

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