Watch Justin Timberlake’s full halftime show performance
Prince did make an appearance.
Rumors circulated about who would and who wouldn't perform with Justin Timberlake since it was announced that he was going to be the halftime show performer. N*SYNC, Janet Jackson, and a hologram of Prince were all rumored to appear. When it came down to it, none of that happened. There was no reunion, redemption, or revival.
Justin Timberlake went through a medley of his greatest hits, starting under the stadium and ending up in the bleachers. There were mirrors and dancers, and a startled kid who took a selfie. There was a tribute to Prince that didn't technically include a hologram. It did include a 100 foot tall projection of the late legend, and the entire city went purple, and Justin did sing along to one of Prince's song. But there was not a hologram.
Watch the full performance below.