Here's how the internet reacted to Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl half-time show

Here's how the internet reacted to Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl half-time show

After days of controversy, Justin Timberlake made his return to the Super Bowl half-time show. Though there were no slip-ups comparable to his appearance with Janet Jackson in 2004, the performance remained far from polarising.

The pop star performed a series of his own hits, including 'SexyBack', 'Mirrors', 'Can't Stop the Feeling!' and new tracks off his freshly released album Man of the Woods. The *NSYNC alum also paid tribute to the late Prince, with a heartfelt rendition of 'I Would Die For You', accompanied by a projection of the late star's image on a sheet beside him.  

Timberlake had received a great amount of flak prior to the show, spurred by rumours of him performing alongside a hologram of Prince, a tribute the late artist had deemed in an old interview "the most demonic thing imaginable". Although a hologram wasn't used (seemingly because of a conversation longtime Prince collaborator Sheila E. had with Timberlake), many fans of the late artist were still angered by the homage.

Reviews from the public were mixed, with comments on topics ranging from the actual performance and tribute:

... to what he wore onstage, which turned out to be an outfit designed by Stella McCartney:

Timberlake's performance also created a new meme – that of the moment he entered the crowd halfway through the performance and interacted with a 13-year-old:

Watch Justin Timberlake's full performance below: