Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Diddy Says He 'Forgave' Justin Timberlake for His Past Super Bowl Infamy

Diddy Says He 'Forgave' Justin Timberlake for His Past Super Bowl Infamy

Justin Timberlake paid a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss his much-anticipated set during Sunday's Super Bowl.

Timberlake performed a number of his hits while unveiling the new Air Jordan 3 JTH, a collaboration with the Jumpman brand in time for the release of the popular singer-songwriter's new album 'Man of the Woods'. Timberlake's second biggest streamed song on February 5 was his halftime-closing track "Can't Stop the Feeling!", which raked in 1.34 million streams. Pepsi sponsored the halftime show.

Here's how to watch the Super Bowl LII halftime show online. A Prince hologram, which went against the music legend's wishes, was also rumored to make an appearance.

The last time Timberlake performed at halftime of a Super Bowl was in 2004 when the Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers 32-29 in Houston.

The fact that Rihanna has not performed at the Super Bowl seems nearly sacrilegious at this point. She seemed to sing to a pre-recorded track, since the performance had an orchestra accompaniment and there wasn't one on the field.

Under his then-frequent pseudonym Jamie Starr, Prince helmed Sheila's first solo album, "The Belle of St. Mark", and brought her out as the opening act of the "Purple Rain" tour. Her feature on DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts" was compelling enough to earn the DJ a performance at the 2018 Grammys.

I do not align myself with a particular team, nor do I follow the regular football season but I have always enjoyed watching the Super Bowl.

Watchers expected a lot more from Justine Timberlake, and did not received what we, as watchers, wanted to see.

Coupled with JT's controversies off the stage, I found these newest Super Bowl missteps to make for a lifeless show. It was just him and the stage for the most part, and that was all he needed.

To top off the less - than - spectacular performance, Timberlake's stylist must have really embraced the singer's southern roots, as he was clad in an oh-so-stylish button down shirt printed with deer running through a pasture paired with a camouflage suit. "It was nearly like he was trying to erase what had happened in the past, but that is just not flying in 2018". He's got a formula and it works.

We lost the Purple One almost two years ago and this year's game was being played in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, so I was curious to see if he would be acknowledged.

As soon as Timberlake was announced as the halftime headliner, an uproar was sent throughout the musical universe.

Besides those few moments, however, Timberlake's show was at best tame and altogether not Super Bowl-worthy. I find it ridiculous that Jackson's career died while Timberlake returns to the same stage without her.

Fans flocked to Twitter to vent that Timberlake's vocals were muted, buried under the backup vocal and instrumental audio, sometimes seeming to drop out altogether.

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