Sheila E: Timberlake won't use Prince hologram at Super Bowl

Musician Sheila E. appears ahead of her Super Bowl tailgate performance at Nomadic Live at The Armory, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 in Minneapolis. Sheila E, a close friend of the late musician Prince, said Justin Timberlake reached out to her after she tweeted that Prince didn’t want to be hologrammed and said she wants “people to know there was no hologram.” TMZ reported Saturday that Timberlake was set to use a hologram of Prince during his halftime know performance Sunday. (AP Photo/John Carucci)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sheila E. says Justin Timberlake reached out to her after she tweeted that Prince didn't want to be turned into a hologram and says she wants the public to know that there won't be one used during Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show.

TMZ reported Saturday that Timberlake was set to use a hologram of Prince during his halftime know performance Sunday.

But Sheila E. says in an interview The Associated Press that Prince told her he didn't want to be turned into a hologram for religious reasons.

Timberlake said he looked up to Prince and admired him during a press conference days ago in Minnesota.

Hologram of A-list celebrities have appeared in recent years, from Tupac Shakur to Roy Orbison, whose hologram is set to go on a tour.

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