Justin Timberlake pays tribute to Prince at Super Bowl halftime show

11:33   5 February, 2018

Justin Timberlake's performance was one of the most anticipated half-time shows in years. The biggest cheer of his show came during a tribute to Prince - a son of Minneapolis, the city where the game was held - with Timberlake singing I Would Die For You as an image of the late pop star was projected beside him.

An aerial shot showed the city turning purple while a bright corner as illuminated to show Prince's famous symbol.

 He opened the 13-minutes set flanked by laser lights and dancing with fans backstage for the funky "Filthy" before sliding into a choreographed "Rock Your Body" before heading to the stage, in the middle of the field. A slowed-down groove of a horn-punctuated "SexyBack" was backed by his band, The Tennessee Kids. The horn-fueled, rocking "My Love" followed, which included a lot of jumping around. "Cry Me a River" was turned into a celebratory affair versus the emotionally resonant original.



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