JUSTIN TIM­BER­LAKE HACE RENACER A PRINCE EN EL MEDIO TIEMPO DE LA SU­PER BOWL

JUSTIN TIM­BER­LAKE PLAYS PRINCE AND TAKES SELF­IES AT SU­PER BOWL SHOW

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Pop star Justin Tim­ber­lake paid trib­ute to Prince and took self­ies with fans dur­ing his Su­per Bowl half-time show.

The singer per­formed I Would Die 4 U dur­ing a hit-packed, 12minute set in Min­neapo­lis - Prince's home town.

Tim­ber­lake also ran into the crowd to dance and pose for pho­tos, in an un­fail­ingly en­er­getic ap­pear­ance.

And he tac­itly ac­knowl­edged his last Su­per Bowl per­for­mance in 2004, which ended with Janet Jack­son's in­fa­mous "wardrobe mal­func­tion".

On that oc­ca­sion, he ripped a panel off Jack­son's bodice, re­veal­ing her right breast as he sang the lyric "gonna have you naked by the end of this song".

When he reached that line on Sun­day night, Tim­ber­lake stopped the mu­sic and cut to an­other song.

The ges­ture is un­likely to have im­pressed Jack­son's fans - who still resent the fact that her ca­reer was de­railed by the in­ci­dent, while Tim­ber­lake emerged rel­a­tively un­scathed.

Ahead of the show, the hash­tag "Jus­tice for Janet" trended on Twit­ter, in the hope Tim­ber­lake would in­vite her back - but Jack­son shut down that spec­u­la­tion ear­lier on Sun­day.

In­stead, Tim­ber­lake's show (broad­cast on a five-sec­ond de­lay that was in­sti­gated af­ter the 2004 Su­per Bowl) was largely con­tro- versy-free.

His most di­vi­sive move was prob­a­bly the de­ci­sion to wear a shirt fea­tur­ing a pho­to­graph of two cari­bou, which looked less like a stage out­fit than your com­puter's desk­top wall­pa­per.

Still, Tim­ber­lake's whip-crack chore­og­ra­phy was so im­pres­sive it took a cou­ple of min­utes for the true hor­ror of his out­fit to re­ally sink in.

He started the show back­stage, per­form­ing his cur­rent sin­gle, Filthy, be­fore danc­ing down an el­e­vated walk­way to the cen­tre of the sta­dium.

Zip­ping through 12 songs in as many min­utes, the 37-year-old showed off his en­vi­able back cat­a­logue - from the pop-funk of SexyBack to the robo-bal­lad Cry Me A River, into which he dropped el­e­ments of Led Zep­pelin's Kash­mir.

Suit and Tie was per­formed with a march­ing band, while Tim­ber­lake sat at a piano to play his Prince trib­ute.

"Min­neapo­lis, Min­nesota, this one's for you," he de­clared, singing a new ar­range­ment of I Would Die 4 U over an ar­chive record­ing of Prince's vo­cals, as im­ages of the late su­per­star were pro­jected be­hind him.

Tim­ber­lake made full use of the US Bank Sta­dium through­out his high-oc­tane show, dart­ing from one end of the pitch to an­other with barely a pause for breath.

He ended the show in the bleach­ers, singing Can't Stop The Feel­ing with a be­wil­dered teenage fan.

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