Janet Jackson’s Brothers Say They’re Thankful Justin Timberlake Apologized For 2004 Super Bowl Incident But Their Family Is Ready To Move On
Janet Jackson’s brothers, Marlon, Tito, and Jackie Jackson seem to be appreciative that Justin Timberlake finally apologized to their sister over the infamous Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction that took place 17 years ago. During a recent interview with Andy Cohen for his SiriusXM radio show, the famous Jackson brothers were asked how they felt regarding the long-awaited apology that Justin Timberlake gave to Janet Jackson in February of this year. Marlon Jackson answered Andy Cohen’s question and shared that he’s thankful for the apology but their family is ready to move on from the incident. He said,
“You know, it takes a man to step up and do that, so we do thank him for doing that.”
“But we’d like to move forward because that was out there, the negativity about it. But, as they say in the old days, as long as they’re talking about you, good or bad, you’re still in the public’s eye.”
“We thank you, Justin, for what you did.”
Jackie Jackson added his opinion as well and said it was,
“ice. [Justin Timberlake] did something like that, because it kind of hurt Janet in the past. So for him to step up and say that, it means a whole lot.”
In 2004 Janet and Justin performed together for the Super Bowl’s halftime show. At the end of their performance, something went wrong and Justin tore off a piece of Janet’s top which left her exposed to the public. The controversial event, unfortunately, led to a lot of backlash for Janet.
As mentioned above, in February Justin Timberlake issued an apology to Janet Jackson for the way he handled the Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. He also issued an apology to his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears as well. In a lengthy Instagram post, he wrote,
“I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”
“The industry is flawed. It sets men, especially white men, up for success. It’s designed this way. As a man in a privileged position I have to be vocal about this … I have not been perfect in navigating all of this throughout my career. I know this apology is a first step and doesn’t absolve the past.”
See his full apology below:
Janet Jackson has yet to publicly acknowledge his apology.
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