It’s been 13 years since Justin Timberlake famously exposed Janet Jackson’s breast during their Super Bowl halftime show performance.
In the years since, Justin’s career has continued to thrive while Janet faced a TON of backlash.
Now, it looks like the NFL honchos are bringing Justin back for the upcoming Super Bowl on Feb 4.
via Us Weekly:
An insider reveals the 36-year-old “is finalizing” his deal, and though reports suggested the dad of 2-year-old son Silas (with wife Jessica Biel) might perform with onetime collaborator Jay-Z, the insider says, “as of right now, it will just be Justin — no surprise performers.”
Timberlake threw it back to his ’NSync days at the 2017 Super Bowl, when he appeared in a surprise Bai Antioxidant Infusions water commercial alongside Christopher Walken. In the ad, the legendary actor, 74, did a dramatic reading of the pop band’s hit “Bye Bye Bye.”
Timberlake and the official Twitter account for ‘NSync shared the commercial afterward. “Here goes… #BaiBaiBai. With the one and only #ChristopherWalken. @DrinkBai #SB51,” Timberlake tweeted. The band’s page added: “Bye Bye = Bai Bai.”
Timberlake’s 2004 performance with Jackson not only caused a stir, but changed the rules of the annual broadcasted sporting event as well. Following the shocking end to their performance of Timberlake’s hit “Rock Your Body” – in which he pulled part of Jackson’s costume off, briefly revealing her pierced nipple and right breast – the Federal Communications Commission cracked down on new policies and a five-second broadcast delay during live performances was implemented.
We love Justin, but this definitely feels like a slap in Janet’s face. If he’s a real one, he’ll make sure Janet finds her way on the Super Bowl stage — and he openly apologizes for letting her take the blame 13-years ago.