Janet Jackson’s 2004 Halftime Performance Stylist Claims She Isn’t Happy With Docu About Infamous Super Bowl Incident: She Wants It To Go Away


Janet Jackson, Wayne Scot Lukas

Janet Jackson’s 2004 Halftime Performance Stylist Claims She Isn’t Happy With Docu About Infamous Super Bowl Incident: She Wants It To Go Away

Despite it still being a trending topic nearly 18 years later, it seems like Janet Jackson is beyond ready to move on from her infamous 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.

Last week the FX docuseries ‘The New York Times Presents:’ aired an episode entitled ‘Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson,’ which seemingly aimed to support Janet Jackson, 55, due to the way she was initially vilified following her halftime show performance with Justin Timberlake, 40.

Justin Timberlake

However, Janet Jackson appears to not want any part in the ‘New York Times’ docuseries and isn’t here for anyone trying to tell her story. During a recent interview, Janet‘s former stylist Wayne Scot Lukas, who is responsible for creating the costume the ‘All For You’ singer wore during the 38th annual NFL championship game, shared,

“She wants that documentary to go away. She didn’t ask for a ‘Free Janet’ documentary. She’s not interested.”

He continued,

“She asked us not to do it. She wants to tell her own story.”

Even though he didn’t take part in the FX docuseries, Wayne Scot Lukas revealed that he will be featured in Janet’s own Lifetime and A&E documentary that is set to premiere in January.


However, according to Wayne Scot Lukas, the famed entertainer asked him not to address the Super Bowl in it.

“They’re going to discuss it, and she’ll have her final say. I’m not privy to her final say, I just need to be aware of my story and I’ve been loyal for 18 years.”

He continued and shared that to this day he still gets blamed for the wardrobe mishap and he has recently received death threats since ‘The New York Times’ docuseries aired. He added,

“I really wish Janet or someone could come out now and say, ‘Leave my friend Wayne alone, he didn’t do anything wrong…’ as long as you keep me in the mix, fingers keep being pointed at me.”

Wayne Scot Lukas, Janet Jackson

Another insider spoke on the Super Bowl incident and said,

“It didn’t end [Janet Jackson’s] career. She still broke records with albums, and she was just inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.”

As previously reported, this isn’t the first time that Wayne Scot Lukas has spoken about the nip slip. He recently shared his beliefs that the malfunction was caused by someone who didn’t ‘protect his friend.’ he said,

“I was a work for hire. I was hired to do a job. I did exactly what I was supposed to do.”

Lukas continued:

“If I work with someone who’s a dancer, you have to be able to dance in a wardrobe and it has to never fall apart. My job is to have snaps and pins and Velcro so that–even in her quick change–if she forgets to snap something back on, it stays on. That’s my job. I stand 100% by my story that I did exactly what I was supposed to do–what I was hired for. And if I ever hurt my friend, I wouldn’t have worked with Janet for six years after the Super Bowl. I would’ve been fired that day!”

He added,

“You were never supposed to see a movement where a breast was out… They were supposed to cut to black… Somebody didn’t push the button–somebody didn’t protect my friend!”

Janet Jackson

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel