"The image of Prince up there, a purple hue all over the Dome, was really powerful. Frankly, I’d have admired Justin tremendously if he’d just sat down in the darkness for five minutes and let Prince have the stage all to himself, with no accompaniment, before picking up with perhaps a snippet of a cover and then the closing number. But I think we all know how willing Mr. Pop-and-Lock (tm Lainey) would be to let that happen. THAT would have been a tribute; what Justin diddo was just fancy karaoke that felt less about Prince and more about what he got to do with Prince. Some legends need no live accompaniment."
- Go Fug Yourself on Justin Timberlake’s halftime show.