Justin Timberlake Using Prince Hologram During Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Word on the curb is Justin Timberlake will be using a Prince hologram during his Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday.

Reportedly JT wants to pay homage to Prince since Minneapolis was the late singer’s home, but “The Purple One’  felt holograms were demonic.

Here’s Prince in a 1998 interview with Guitar World:

Guitar World: “With digital editing, it is now possible to create a situation where you could jam with any artist from the past. Would you ever consider doing something like that?”

Prince: “Certainly not. That’s the most demonic thing imaginable. Everything is as it is, and it should be. 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.

 Pitchfork reports the late singer’s sister, Tyka Nelson floated the idea of a hologram for the Super Bowl last April.


Prince performed in the rain during the Super Bowl halftime show back in 2007.


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