After a general outcry from fans and those close to Prince who knew the artist’s feelings on holographic technology in the music business, his estate has flatly stated that a hologram of the late singer will not appear alongside Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show. The initial report of a Prince hologram in the vein of Tupac and Michael Jackson was released by TMZ, but now Prince’s brother, Omarr Baker, has shut down all talks of a digital purple and paisley performer.
Of course, in a Tweet that seems right out of a cryptic Prince communication playbook, the PRN Family account put up a “no” symbol next to a #PrinceHologram hashtag. Fans brandishing purple hearts immediately asked for clarification:
On the other side of the coin were fans who wanted to see some sort of tribute to Minneapolis’ favorite son. Prince was a huge fan of the Vikings and all Minnesota sports teams. If he were still alive, it wouldn’t have been out of the question for Prince to tear down the stadium with another halftime performance. Especially after he dropped the greatest halftime show in history over ten years ago.
Now’s as good a time as any to watch that once again. “Purple Rain” in the rain. Yes.
(Via The Wrap)