Justin Timberlake Performed At The Super Bowl And Paid Tribute To Prince. Black Twitter Was Not Feeling It.
The caucasity hit its peak.
February 05, 2018 at 1:45 pm
Justin Timberlake delivered the half-time performance at the Super Bowl game on Sunday which Black Twitter did not fully embrace, and rightfully so.
As part of his performance, Timblerlake sang snippets from his top songs over the years which many users could have cared less about celebrating in light of the "nipplegate" fiasco during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show in February 2004. The wardrobe malfunction sparked a huge scandal that unfairly crippled Jackson's career for years.
While many users spent the day engaging in the #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay which took over Twitter feeds on Sunday, they also shared thoughts on Timberlake's tribute to the late legend Prince which he performed in Prince's home city of Minnesota. Many felt the tribute, which projected a large image of Prince in the sky was ill-fitting for Timberlake to deliver a tribute to considering the two had a rocky relationship in the pastand that Prince was never too fond of Timberlake to begin with, or with resurrecting his legacy via technology.
Read some of the reactions from Black Twitter and what they had to say in response to Timberlake's half-time performance:
Taking a break from minding my business to make sure the timeline is dragging Justin Timberlake properly: pic.twitter.com/cukBnEbbXl— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) February 5, 2018
Meanwhile Prince is in heaven like pic.twitter.com/lcsjAufAUF— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 5, 2018
Janet’s infamous halftime show > Justin’s innocuous halftime show.— Touré (@Toure) February 5, 2018
“Prince told Justin Timberlake before he passed away that he could never sing his music and don't ever ask again and for Justin to do that it’s just a slap in the face.” - Navah the Butterfly 🦋
White Supremacy is represented in “feel good music” y’all. 🗣— 🌺Authentically DiDi (@TheDiDiDelgado) February 5, 2018
Okay punkass justin Timberlake. You was cool till you pulled that Prince bullshit. You dissed Prince on a track of yours and you dissed him onstage when you lowered the mic stand onstage when prince won an award. Later for ya ass— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) February 5, 2018