Internet users are reminiscing on the wildest halftime show moments ahead of this weekend game, including the awkward Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake incident. It’s been over 15years since Janet’s bare breast was mistakenly exposed to 140 million viewers watching the Super Bowl XXXVIII.
It’s over 15years since Janet Jackson's bare breast got exposed to millions of viewers watching the Super Bowl XXXVIII
janetjackson -ViaThe Superbowl is recognized as a national holiday, and millions of people await the ritual for the excellent commercials, the top performances, and notably, the game. The chosen halftime performers are usually a chart-topper with an immense talent for the stage. But inevitably, life has been known to interfere, resulting in some awkwardly classic moments over the years.
Nine-sixteenths of a second was what the incident took, and people had questioned if it was a stunt or perhaps a wardrobe malfunction.
Frank Micelotta / Getty ImagesNine-sixteenths of a second was what it took for Planet Earth to come crashing down on Janet during her performance with Justin Timberlake at the 2004 Super Bowl halftime. Whether it was a stunt or perhaps a wardrobe malfunction, the difference in aftermath between the two singers has remained vast. Janet was widely blamed for the incident and even got disinvited from the Grammys.
Janet got widely blamed for the incident and even got disinvited from the Grammys
Donald Miralle / Getty ImagesIn defense, a producer had claimed the Pop Singer had prepared for the outing, fondly dubbed as Nipplegate, and had bought a nipple shield for the occasion. However, Justin told Access Hollywood that giving audiences something to talk about was the priority and then attended and won two Grammys. He even performed again in the 2008 Super Bowl.
But Justin attended, won two Grammys, and even performed again in the 2008 Super Bowl
justintimberlake -ViaUnfortunately, Janet’s career got severely damaged, and expectedly, some fans since the incident marks Janet Jackson Appreciation Day. Indeed, it was a Superbowl that will not be forgotten.
Janet’s career got severely damaged, and expectedly, some fans since the incident marks Janet Jackson Appreciation Day
janetjackson -ViaNonetheless, the Super Bowl attention might have gotten divided, a big thanks to the newly-released Framing Britney Spears Documentary, which hinted more on Justin. The documentary also digs into the ups and downs of Britney’s life, including her days as America’s sweetheart
Nonetheless, the Super Bowl attention might have gotten divided, a big thanks to the newly-released Framing Britney Spears Documentary
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The documentary showed a harsh light on Justin, who forced Britney to play the villain in their breakup's narrative
People have been reviewing and stressing Justin’s moment with Janet/Britney, and it’s undeniably an uproar
Happy Colin Kaepernick & Janet Jackson Appreciation Day!— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) February 7, 2021
Justin Timberlake’s career catapulted at the expense of two brilliant women in Pop music (Janet Jackson & Britney Spears) & to this day, he has yet to take ownership of his grotesque actions.—
what is joe biden and kamala harris’ plans to finally make justin timberlake pay for his crimes against janet jackson and britney spears— brie. (@briebxrries) February 7, 2021
The britney doc coming out super bowl weekend is the perfect storm to finally raze justin timberlake to the ground— Natalie Walker (@nwalks) February 7, 2021
the only way i will ever know peace is by getting a Britney/Janet half time show. it's the only way we can truly get revenge on Justin Timberlake.— Princess of Genovia (@megancarterxo) February 7, 2021
Annual Justin Timberlake Super Bowl lashings are made even more intense by this Britney documentary pic.twitter.com/f9nrrBFpeG— Romeo S