Janet JacksonThe former wardrobe designer who collected the costume of the artist who somehow derailed her career is speaking about the accident for the first time.
Seventeen years after the viral moment, in an interview with get to hollywood, Wayne Scott Lucas explained how the 55-year-old pop star dressed in a sexy black ensemble for her 2004 Super Bowl halftime performance alongside Justin Timberlake who, at the end of his “Rock Your Body” performance, pulled off the part of Janet . She exposed her right chest for a brief moment.
“I was working for pay. I was hired to do work,” the former designer told A.Hollywood.
He continued, “If I’m working with a dancer, you should be able to dance in a wardrobe, and you should never fall apart. My job is to get the picks, the pins, and the Velcro so that, even in their quick change, if you forget to pick up something, they stay still. That’s It’s my duty. I’m sticking to my story 100 percent that I did exactly what I was meant to do, and what I was set for.”
“If I hurt my boyfriend, I wouldn’t work with Janet for six years after the Super Bowl,” he added. “I was going to be fired that day.”
However, when it comes to Timberlake, Lukas said things are definitely far from smooth since the former N’Sync star blamed him for the “glitch.” “We haven’t spoken since he blamed me,” Lucas said. He got off the stage and said, It’s just a simple wardrobe malfunction. We all want to give you something [talk] About.'”
He continued, “And when he said that, I thought, ‘The friendship is over. End of friendship! wardrobe malfunction? I do not hang up. You are a professional fashion designer, [charging] $10,000 a day at that time. I can’t fail! Why did you say that?”
Lukas reassured the show’s producers that they didn’t cut the moment fast enough, explaining that viewers were never supposed to see a moment where a body part was exposed. “You were never supposed to see a movement where the breasts were out, and part of the body was out. You were never supposed to slow down on something they say was such a horrible thing for so long. They were supposed to cut to the black. You were supposed to get idea “I’ll make you naked by the end of this song.” Nobody was supposed to be naked.”
He also revealed that everyone had a pre-recorded rehearsal, “Nobody knows this. Are you ready for this? When you do [halftime show]That’s the secret, you shoot it twice.” “You shoot the performance twice because the first time you shoot it, you shoot it if the satellite goes down and they have to cut the original rehearsal.”
“So they had a second performance the moment it happened, they could push the button and cut the tape,” he said. “And they didn’t.”
In response to a statement by Luckas, former MTV producer Salli Frattini, who worked on the halftime show, She said “This is a false statement according to all of my previously written comments that are now broadcast.”