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The Weeknd's Super Bowl halftime show sent Twitter into a frenzy

The Weeknd
Posted at 9:07 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 00:16:12-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Heading into Super Bowl LV on Sunday, there was a lot of speculation and anticipation over the Weeknd's halftime show.

He made headlines for putting $7 million of his own money into the show, and for being the first artist since Lady Gaga in 2017 to not incorporate any guest stars in a halftime performance.

But not everyone was pleased with the star's performance. It didn’t take long for viewers to take to Twitter to pan the performance, which saw the singer merely jump from song-to-song with little surprises.

Twitter user Queso Chelsea compared the back-up dancers to the creepy tethered child Jason from Jordan Peele's horror film "Us."

However, many others, like Olivia Munn and Dionne Warwick, applauded the artist's vision. Munn tweeted that the Weeknd's performance made her excited for live shows again.