Justin Timberlake performed the Super Bowl halftime show to mixed reviews, but it seems like all everyone pretty much liked his tribute to Prince. Timberlake appeared on the live episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night and explained why he did the tribute.
“I just felt like I wanted to do something for this city and something for him that would just be the ultimate homage to what I consider the G.O.A.T. of musicians,” he said.
JT also explained how it all came together.
“You have to understand, we got the actual vocal stems from ‘I Would Die 4 U’ — the actual recording — and then we got the uncut version of it and ‘Purple Rain’ and some way by the grace of Prince looking down on us, it synced up,” Timberlake explained. “It was like this crazy, serendipitous moment. I wanted to use that opportunity to do something special for this city but also my favorite musician of all time.”
SOURCE: ET Online