As a hologram.
But not everyone was excited, including The Purple One himself, and the idea has reportedly been ditched following massive pushback.
In a 1998 interview with Guitar World magazine, Prince didn't seem too enthusiastic about the advent of technology that could make collaborations with deceased musicians possible, saying in response: "That's the most demonic thing imaginable."
“Everything is as it is, and it should be,” he said. “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.”
Prince's longtime friend and drummer Sheila E, made her feelings known just after the news broke on Saturday.
“Prince told me don’t ever let anybody do a hologram on me. He meant it,” she said on Twitter. “Not cool if this happens!”
Sheila later claimed that she had received assurances from Timberlake that there would be no Prince hologram.
Prince’s 2007 performance during the Super Bowl XLI halftime show in Miami is widely considered to be of the best halftime shows ever.
© 2020 Cox Media Group