TV recaps, Entertainment, & Pop Culture
I am not a music fan. There are few musicans that I like, listen to, will buy an album and see in concert. I used to like music a lot more but somewhere within the past 6 years, my love has been lost.
However, one of the musicians that I have loved since I was little, and one that I will love for the rest of my life is Justin Timberlake. I was thrilled to hear he was performing at the Superbowl and it made the game between the underdogs & Patriots a little more bearable.
My expectations were high but I knew my guy JT would deliver because he is Justin Timberlake. I was secretly hoping for a NSYNC reunion but after seeing Lance Bass' tweet, I knew that dream would never come true.
I was expecting some controversy going in because well, the last time Timberlake performed at the Superbowl, the term waldrobe malfunction was coined. Also, there was that whole Prince hologram debacle going in. I was excited nonetheless because well, he is my favorite.
I had a feeling that Justin would sing some throwbacks but had no idea how many he would actually sing; Señorita, My Love, Sexyback, Suit & Tie, Mirror... and he opened the show with Rock Your Body.
For those not keen on pop culture, this was the song he sang with Ms Jackson in the 2004 Superbowl. Some say it's disrespectful, I think it's genius and petty and just spectacular.
Everyone is all up in arms on social media because they somehow think Janet Jackson was wronged. How? I'm pretty sure Justin Timberlake didn't rip her clothing off without her knowing it. It was all planned out so why are people acting like Janet Jackson is some saint in all of this?
Justin Timberlake is still consistently in the public eye, he hasn't really stepped away, and he just had an album release on Friday. It makes total sense for him to perform at the Superbowl. Janet Jackson hasn't released music in a while, she isn't really living in the public anymore -- she has taken a step back from celebrity. It's not relevant for her to be on the Superbowl Halftime Show, one of music's biggest nights.
Justin Timberlake didn't do anything wrong by taking the gig. Give me a break.
Shall we talk about the Prince 'hologram'? I thought it was pretty shitty of JT to consider it in the first place because Prince said before he doesn't like that kind of technology. Late Saturday night, the news broke that the idea was squashed because Prince's close friend spoke to JT.
When it was time for a Prince tribute, fans were confused because Prince's image was projected onto a sheet as Timberlake played the piano (I'm assuming what was a Prince song). Was it a hologram? No it didn't seem like it was but Prince fans are still very pissed off.
People on Twitter were not keen on the Timberlake performance either, calling it boring and yawn inducing. I'm sorry, we were watching the same performance? Justin Timberlake is insanely talented and one of the best performers of our generation.
Superbowl Half Time shows are not what they used to be, and maybe that's because Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson ruined it in 2004 but still, you cannot deny talent.
I will not stand for this slander. Controversy aside, it was one hell of a performance.