Justin Timberlake Talks About Super Bowl 2004 Incident With Janet Jackson

Timberlake Says He Has “Made Peace” With Janet Jackson After 14 Years

Singer Justin Timberlake says he has “made peace” with Janet Jackson, after 14 years of the Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction” incident.

Remembering 2004

In case you don’t remember this event, Timberlake ripped off part of Jackson’s bodice during Super Bowl XXXVII. Revealing her right breast to more than 14 million viewers. Although these artists apologized, Jackson was fined and blacklisted by US radio and MTV.

“I stumbled on that,” singer Timberlake told Zane Lowe about the consequences.

“To be honest, I had my cables crossed.”

“It’s something you have to look back on and go, ‘OK, you can not change what happened, but you can go ahead and learn from it.'”

The star was talking to the Beats 1 radio before his performance at this year’s Super Bowl half-time show on Sunday, February 4th. Lowe asked if he and Jackson had taken the time to “resolve the situation” and “make peace” after the incident with the singer’s wardrobe.

“Absolutely,” he replied. “I don’t know if many people know it.”

“I don’t think it’s my job to do that.”

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Criticism for lack of support to Janet Jackson

Timberlake received severe criticism after his alleged lack of support for Jackson. In a television interview after his presentation, he seemed to suggest that nudity had been planned.
“It was fun, it was fast, slippery, to the point,” he told Access Hollywood.

“You were getting hotter and smokier,” said program presenter Pat O’Brien. “Hey, we’d love to give you something to talk about,” joked Timberlake.

After all this muddle Jackson issued a more generous apology. He explained that Timberlake should only reveal her red lace bra. “It was not my intention to go as far as he did,” she said. “I apologize to any offended person.”

It was a great shock for the two singers. Who saw in slow motion this close up to the chest of Jackson in the open.

Although the television cameras were able to cut the image quickly, the photographs show Jackson covering her chest with a look of horror. OMG, that this happens to someone ordinary is already a giant disaster, imagine someone who is seeing more than 14 million people? Without a doubt an unforgettable show.
 A few days later, Timberlake reflected this side of the performance in an interview with the American radio station KCBS. “Immediately I looked at her. They brought a towel to the stage. Immediately I covered it.”
“I was completely embarrassed. I just left the stage as fast as I could.”
While the singer’s videos were blacklisted by MTV who also produced the Super Bowl show, Timberlake continued to enjoy his support.
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Inequality for singers?

After this, if it wasn’t for Janet, CBS took away the invitation to present the Grammy Awards that year. Instead, Timberlake could enjoy attending the event and also win a prize for the best male vocal performance and also the best pop vocal album.
In an interview in 2006, Oprah Winfrey asked Jackson if Timberlake had “left it hanging there.”
“Up to a point, yes,” she replied.
“We have not spoken, but I consider him a friend. I am very loyal,” she added. “He came to talk to me … and in my own time, I’ll call him.”

Around the same time, Timberlake accepted that he had let her down.
“If there was something I could have done in her defense that was more than I thought then, I would have,” he told MTV.

“I probably got 10 percent of the blame. That says something about society.”

“I think the United States is more severe with women … And I think the United States is, you know, unfairly hard on ethnic people.”

 Apologies from Timberlake 

 Despite his apologies, many of her fans reacted badly when he was announced as the part-time performer for this year’s Super Bowl.

The news came to light with a hashtag #JusticeforJanet on Twitter. Insisting she should be invited to act along with him. A column of the Billboard magazine was published where it is prominently demanded that Timberlake make peace.
“Inviting Jackson to play with him would be an incredible show of solidarity,” wrote Alexa Shouneyia.

“Timberlake standing next to Jackson. Sharing the spotlight with his projects feels that while he can not help his privilege, he can share it with Jackson and give him the same opportunity to shine.”

Timberlake hasn’t responded to these events. But he acknowledged to Zane Lowe that the incident in 2004 had been lifted during discussions with the NFL about his return to the Super Bowl show.

“It’s just one of those things you went to, like, ‘Yeah, what do you want me to say?'” He said.
“We’re not going to do that again.”

No doubt that this duo returning to the platform of the Super Bowl would be a great throwback to the public.
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