Justin Timberlake Planned Janet Jackson’s 2004 Wardrobe Malfunction To Upstage His Ex Britney Spears, Stylist Claims
In fact, the stylist that designed her outfit for the event has now claimed it wasn’t a malfunction at all.
Wayne Scot Lukas alleges in a new interview with Page Six that Justin Timberlake wanted to one-up his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears’ infamous kiss with Madonna that aired on MTV’s Video Music Awards a few months before.
Lukas says Justin Timberlake,
“insisted on doing something bigger than their performance. He wanted a reveal.”
He adds that initially, Janet Jackson was going to wear a pearl G-string, similar to the one Kim Cattrall’s character Samantha Jones wore during an episode of “Sex and the City.”
“Janet was going to be in a Rocha dress, and [Justin] was going to step on the back of her dress to reveal her butt in this pearl G-string. The outfit changed a couple of days before, and you saw the magic.”
Instead of showing off a pearl G-string, Justin Timberlake ripped Janet Jackson’s top, exposing her breast on live, national television.
“I wouldn’t call it a wardrobe ‘malfunction’ in a million years. It was the most functioning wardrobe in history. As a stylist, it did what it was intended to do.”
Lukas, who is currently working on a tell-all book of his time in the fashion industry, says of Janet:
“I’ll never throw her under the bus. She’s my friend and is one of the loveliest people I’ve ever worked for. There’s nothing shady about her.”
He says that Justin Timberlake’s former manager Johnny Wright urging her to forgive Justin earlier this month is what caused him to speak up.
“Janet has already forgiven Justin in private. They made their peace a long time ago,”
Justin Timberlake also recently apologized to Janet and Britney Spears after fans demanded him to do so amid the Framing Britney Spears documentary.
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