Despite the fact that after his death he was hailed as an LGBT/transgender posterboy, the musician formerly known as the Artist formerly known as Prince was actually strictly opposed to homosexuality. That's a thing that can easily happen though. After death, a person's whole life's work can be misrepresented, even turned against them. Case in point: Prince and the "demonic hologram."
Holograms of dead artists are, in my opinion, literally ghoulish. Evidently, Prince was against the use of such fiendish theatrics before they were used. In 2012 <a href="https://theundefeated.com/features/the-strange-legacy-of-tupacs-hologram-after-coachella/">Tupac was brought back from the grave</a> (in a sense) to perform with Doctor Dre and Snoop Dogg at the Coachella music festival.
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4 years before that freakish display, Prince went on the record with Guitar World exlaining that he felt that such a possibility (then only a digital dream) of dead artists performing as holograms was "demonic."
<blockquote>“That's the most demonic thing imaginable. Everything is as it is, and it should be. If I was meant to jam with Duke Ellington, we would have lived in the same age. That whole virtual reality thing… it really is demonic. And I am not a demon. Also, what they did with that Beatles song ["Free As a Bird"], manipulating John Lennon's voice to have him singing from across the grave… that'll never happen to me. To prevent that kind of thing from happening is another reason why I want artistic control.”</blockquote>
So when rumors began floating around about the possibility of Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl halftime show featuring Prince in VR/holographic format in Minneapolis former member of the Revolution, drummer Sheila E. made sure the former boy band star knew that Prince wouldn't be pleased.
Despite the hologram itself being stripped from the show, Timberlake still managed to have a semi-VR version of Prince appear in his show.
Who knows, maybe this is all just a posthumous poke back at the diminutive funk rock legend for blasting Timberlake years ago at an Emmys afterparty, yelling: “For whoever is claiming that they are bringing sexy back, sexy never left!”“For whoever is claiming that they are bringing sexy back, sexy never left!”