Janet Jackson talks about the Super Bowl Halftime Show accident, and her relationship with Justin Timberlake

Janet Jackson She opens up about her relationship with Justin Timberlake After the highly controversial 2004 Energy performance of the first half.

Jackson performed alongside Timberlake when she suffered an infamous “wardrobe malfunction,” exposing her chest when a co-worker grabbed her and took off a piece of her clothing while they were singing his song “Rock Your Body.”

Speaking about the two-night Lifetime and A&E documentary, “Janet” Jackson revealed that she doesn’t have hard feelings with Timberlake after all these years.

“Honestly, this whole thing was overrated. Of course, it was an accident that shouldn’t have happened, but everyone is looking for someone to blame and that has to stop,” she said.

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Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII.

Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII.
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She continued, “Justin and I are good friends, and we will always be good friends.” “We only spoke a few days ago. He and I have moved on, and it’s time for everyone else to do the same.”

People magazine He notes that Jackson faced heavy scrutiny at the time due to the live TV broadcast incident. Her music has been blacklisted from radio stations and TV channels for quite some time. Meanwhile, record Timberlake sales have skyrocketed, largely avoiding any blame.

Despite the apparent unfairness in the way each artist was treated after the accident, Jackson said Timberlake did try to lighten some of the burden on her at the time.

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Janet Jackson spoke about her relationship with Justin Timberlake after the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime.

Janet Jackson spoke about her relationship with Justin Timberlake after the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime.
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“We talked once and [Justin] “I don’t know if I should go out and make a statement,” Janet said. And I said, “Listen, I don’t want any drama for you. They’re aiming all this at me. I said, ‘If I were you, I wouldn’t say anything.'”

Timberlake addressed the situation in a 2018 interview with beats 1 Zayn Lowe He admitted that he could have been better at dealing with the popular backlash.

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Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake at the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake at the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
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“I don’t know that a lot of people know that,” he said. “I don’t think it’s my job to do that because you value the relationships you have with people.”

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Timberlake added, “I stumbled on it, to be completely honest. My wires were criss-crossed and it’s just something you have to look at again and go like, ‘Well, you know, you can’t change what happened but you can go ahead and learn from it.'”

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