• Mariah Reeve

Justin Timberlake performs halftime show at Super Bowl 52


After 14 years, Justin Timberlake came back to perform again at this year’s Super Bowl. He did not disappoint the audience on Sunday Feb. 4, 2018.

Timberlake performed some of his older hits, including, “Cry Me A River,” “Suit & Tie,” “Sexy Back,” “Senorita,” “Mirrors,” and “My Love. He also put in a mix of his newer songs, including, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” and “Filthy.”

As he walked into the stands, he took a selfie with a kid (Ryan McKenna). “I just thought to myself, ‘I’ll never get this opportunity again in my whole life,'” McKenna said. “I just went for it.” McKenna and his father showed up at the Super Bowl not even thinking that this could happen.

One of the biggest highlights was when he performed his Prince tribute. Timberlake performed the song “I Would Die 4 U,” with a large projected video of Prince singing the song. It was a tribute to the late artist because the Super Bowl was located in Prince’s hometown Minneapolis, according to CNN.

Some people took offense to the tribute and bashed the performance on Twitter. As they were slamming Timberlake, they cited an interview Prince did in which he said he despised the use of holograms. Even though it is not a hologram, that did not stop these people from criticising Timberlake.

One user tweeted: “Prince’s hologram would have vomited all over this.”

Even though some people are upset, this show is going down in the books as one of the best halftime performances ever.

Here's a video of Justin Timberlake's performance from YouTube: