On Sunday's Super Bowl LII, Justin Timberlake performed at the Pepsi Halftime show for the third time in his career. But after he took center field at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a 13-minute show, the Internet had a mixed reaction.
Yes, Timberlake has been in the biz for over 20 years and many consider him to be one of the most creative guys in Tinseltown. However, everyone is susceptible to backlash—even JT himself.
Not everyone was critical of the performance, as the singer's celebrity friends were loving it. Ellen DeGeneres, bro-mancer Jimmy Fallon, and Demi Lovato were just a few praising the 37-year-old on Twitter during the show.
While some others had criticism and expected more:
And then Timberlake performed a tribute to Prince. While playing the piano, a large white sheet was raised and the late musician's image was projected on it. Then, the camera cut to Minneapolis and the whole city was illuminated in purple light.
Timberlake spoke to Jimmy Fallon about the decision on his friend's special late night show. "It’s a moment for me, if I’m being quite honest, because [Prince has] always been the pinnacle of musicianship for me," he revealed. "When we decided that the serendipity and synergy that we would be in Minneapolis and that, you know, he’s such a special thing here—aside from what he is all over the world. I just felt like I wanted to do something for this city and something for him that would be the ultimate homage to what I consider the G.O.A.T. [Greatest of All Time] of musicians."
Again, the choice received mixed reviews:
And that brings us to his wardrobe choice. The best part about the outfit? Timberlake's custom Air Jordans. For the rest of his ensemble, the "Filthy" singer wore a bizarre mix of brown camo, a shirt with woodland animals on it, and an orange bandana around his neck.
During his final song, JT danced his way up the stadium aisle to be among the regular folks. One of those people was a pre-teen who got to take the most epic selfie with the performer, which quickly became a meme. Selfie kid saved the show!
He's pretty famous:
That was fun, but we're ready for another female performer next year! What did you think of the halftime show? Sound off in the comments below.