Justin Timberlake’s manager has urged Janet Jackson to forgive the Cry Me a River singer after their infamous 2004 Super Bowl performance bust-up.
The “Rhythm Nation” hitmaker was left stunned when Justin heaped the blame on her for their ill-conceived bra-ripping set, which upset censors and the National Football League, and now his manager, Johnny Wright, who formerly represented Janet, has urged the 54 year old to forgive and forget.
Wright was responding to a picture Janet posted on Instagram, which read, “Always choose to heal, not hurt. To forgive, not to despise. To persevere, not to quit. To smile, not to frown. And to love, not to hate.”
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Johnny wrote in the comments, “You should take this advice and to apply it to your relationship with Justin (sic).”
Justin recently issued a public apology to Janet, as well as to his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears, after he was criticised online for the way he treated the women in his life following the release of the explosive Framing Britney Spears documentary.
“I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments and concerns and I want to respond,” he wrote. “I am deeply sorry for the time in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.”
“I specifically want to apologise to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed. I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and most importantly, because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be part of and grow from.”
It’s unclear if Timberlake has been in touch with the women to apologize privately. Neither of them has yet responded publicly to his apology.