Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake still ‘good friends’ after Super Bowl incident
Janet Jackson told fans that she and fellow pop superstar Justin Timberlake have already moved on from the Super Bowl incident, as she urged them to do the same.
Jackson and Timberlake hit the headlines in 2004 after Jackson experienced a wardrobe malfunction while performing with the pop singer in the Super Bowl halftime show. Timberlake accidentally exposed Jackson’s nipple while singing a part of his hit song “Rock Your Body” that goes “I’ll have you naked by the end of this song.”
Jackson stressed that she has a good relationship with Timberlake, noting how people should stop the blame game regarding the incident. This she talked about in her recently released “Janet” documentary series, as reported by People yesterday, Jan. 29.
“Honestly, this whole thing was blown way out of proportion. And, of course, it was an accident that should not have happened, but everyone is looking for someone to blame and that’s got to stop,” she said in the documentary. “Justin and I are very good friends, and we will always be very good friends. We spoke just a few days ago. He and I have moved on, and it’s time for everyone else to do the same.”
Jackson also spoke about talking to Timberlake after the incident in 2004, advising him not to give a statement amid the backlash on the matter.
“We talked once and [Justin] said, ‘I don’t know if I should come out and make a statement,’ and I said, ‘Listen, I don’t want any drama for you. They’re aiming all of this at me,'” Janet stated. “So I said, ‘If I were you, I wouldn’t say anything.'”
In the documentary, Jackson also spoke about Timberlake’s invitation for her to perform with him in the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show, as reported on the live broadcast of the “Today” show today, Jan. 30.
“When I think about it would it be nice to be able to perform? Yes,” she said. “But on the flip side of it, it’s drudging up the past… reliving something that happened over 10 years ago.”
Jackson’s “Janet” documentary series premiered on Friday, Jan. 28 on cable channels A&E and Lifetime. Anne Pasajol/JB
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