JT performed plenty of hits like "Rock Your Body," "SexyBack," "Cry Me a River," "Suit & Tie" and "Can't Stop the Feeling!" just to name a few, and even paid homage to Prince in the late singer's hometown.
That freshly viral selfie-taking kid isn't the only one who posted about the performance on social media, though.
Some of Timberlake's famous friends immediately shared their appreciation for the halftime show — with Ellen Degeneres, Jimmy Fallon and Nick Jonas sharing high praise.
Two words. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE. Wow that was unreal. LEGEND. #SuperBowl— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) February 5, 2018
Some people took issue with faulty sound on the stage and JT's bold choice of a camouflage suit and woodsy graphic tee, while other's more seriously criticized him for his failure to acknowledge and apologize for his infamous Super Bowl performance with Janet Jackson in 2004 (you know, the one with the wardrobe malfunction).
Hell, fans have even declared today #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay on Twitter, standing up for the singer after her career took a major hit following the nip-slip — an event that Timberlake was able to slide away from largely unscathed.
See some of the JT backlash below.
Justin Timberlake is dressed like he's the best man in a deer's wedding. pic.twitter.com/0lClXqt8Bo— Jelisa Castrodale (@gordonshumway) February 5, 2018
I think that shirt technically counts as a wardrobe malfunction.— Lauren Bans (@LaurenBans) February 5, 2018
tfw you are a man of the country and must wear two elk on your shirt— starlite gawker (@sashageffen) February 5, 2018
Justin Timberlake:— Annie Y (@BooksAndBoujee) February 5, 2018
- Performed the song that got Janet Jackson crucified
- Performed the song he wrote to demonize Britney Spears after cheating on her & shaming her
- Performed Prince's song after disrespecting him in word AND song
I see the theme of the #SuperBowl is AUDACITY pic.twitter.com/ZB1J4ambwX
In honor of today's Super Bowl halftime headliner, I wanna dedicate a thread as to why Justin Timberlake is trash✨✨✨— Romeo Santos (@ByeAshy) February 4, 2018
The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl, beating the New England Patriots 41-33. The game featured only one punt. And thanks to Justin Timberlake's halftime show, one fumble.— johnjay van es (@JohnjayVanEs) February 5, 2018
At Madonna's funeral, get Justin Timberlake to perform so her death is the 2nd most tragic thing going on.— Kylie the 🐐 (@WorkTheWalk) February 5, 2018
When Justin Timberlake is right next to you and you are tweetsnapbooking about how forgettable the halftime show was. pic.twitter.com/k58F0NHosA— Dan Worthington (@danWorthington) February 5, 2018
My review of Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Halftime Show: pic.twitter.com/agyQI3hQju— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) February 5, 2018
prince is going to haunt the fuck out of justin i can't wait— Ziwe (@ziwe) February 5, 2018
Meanwhile Prince is in heaven like pic.twitter.com/lcsjAufAUF— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 5, 2018