If you blinked, you might have missed your favorite song.
After being introduced by best buddy Jimmy Fallon, ripping through his most popular bits, Justin Timberlake delivers a hit-to-hit-to-hit performance, starting off with some of his new material from ‘Man Of The Woods,’ and mixing in some of your favorites, including “SexyBack” and “Mirror.”
If you could compare it to anyone else’s past performances, I would compare it to Katy Perry or Bruno Mars. There wasn’t any insane acrobatics (like Lady Gaga jumping off buildings in a harness), but there was one surprise for Minneapolis.
As reported by multiple outlets, there was discussion that JT was going to perform with a hologram of Prince to honor his legacy. Shelia E., Prince’s drummer apparently reached out to Justin and swayed him to not perform with a hologram. It looks as if Justin traded off for just a projection on the screen for “I Would Die 4 U.”
Sadly, there was no vindication performance for Janet Jackson, who sort of got blacklisted after “NippleGate,” or former boy-banders of *NSYNC, which was a giant hope for most fans looking to take in Justin’s performance.
There were some mixed reviews rolling in on Twitter for Justin’s performance, from “He just killed it!” to “What was that?”
Some examples include:
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See some highlights of the performance here: