Justin Timberlake Talks Janet Jackson Super Bowl Malfunction
It’s been almost 14 years since Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl half time performance made jaw dropping headlines. In February 2004, during the halftime show of the Super Bowl XXXVIII broadcast, the pair performed before a television audience of more than 140 million viewers. At the end of the performance, as the song drew to a close, Timberlake tore off a part of Jackson’s black leather costume in a “costume reveal” meant to accompany a portion of the song lyrics. Jackson’s representative explained Timberlake intended
to pull away the rubber bustier to reveal a red lace bra. The garment collapsed and her breast was accidentally revealed.
Part of the costume detached, and Jackson’s breast was briefly exposed. At the time, Timberlake apologized for the incident, stating he was
sorry that anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance of the Super Bowl.
Fast forward to the present day and Timberlake is set to perform again next month for the Super Bowl. However, the 36-year-old singer is still plagued by the controversy. In a new interview, the singer addresses the controversy, explaining:
I had my wires crossed and it’s just something that you have to look back on and go like, ‘OK, well, you know, you can’t change what’s happened, but you can move forward and learn from it.’
He also insists that nothing like that will happen at this year’s halftime show.
It’s just one of those things were you go like, yeah, what do you want me to say? We’re not going to do that again.