By Timothy Mitchell. Time to sew me in…praying this works! It may not seem like a big deal in the real world, but in Kardashianland, a dress rip is almost worse than a nail chip!
Well, we can hardly either! And because Justin is returning to the big show inwe're taking it all the way back to and reliving the moment as it happened, picture by picture. Janet kicked off the performance, singing "Rhythm Nation" solo, before Justin joined her on stage with "Rock Your Body.
Who could ever forget that Janet Jackson is responsible for the phrase "wardrobe malfunction? Nearly 10 years ago, on Feb. As the pop star crooned, "Bet I'll have you naked by the end of this song," he reached over, grabbed a corner of Jackson's right breast cup and gave it a tug, exposing her boob.
A mistake? I think not…unless Janet normally wears pasties on her nipples. Looks like some very uncomfortable, star-shaped, heavy piercing.
Super Bowl XXXVIII — which was broadcast live on February 1, from HoustonTexas on the CBS television network in the United States — was noted for a controversial halftime show in which Janet Jackson 's breastadorned with a nipple shieldwas exposed by Justin Timberlake for about half a second, in what was later referred to as a " wardrobe malfunction ". Along with the rest of the halftime show, it led to an immediate crackdown and widespread debate on perceived indecency in broadcasting. The incident was ridiculed both within the United States and abroad with a number of commentators considering it a planned publicity stunt.
Fans argue over whether there was a direct correlation, or a career downslope was inevitable two decades into a pop career anyway. Meanwhile, Timberlake has had four No. Oh, and the decency crusades that rose up in the immediate wake of the boob flash?
Sure, in that minuscule amount of time, the iconic performer's bare breast had been exposed—inadvertently or otherwise—to the over million people watching TV's biggest event by fellow performer Justin Timberlake and that's no small matter. In the years since that fateful moment in Houston's Reliant Stadium—marking its 15th anniversary on February 1—many questions remain. Did Timberlake, who pulled at Jackson's leather bustier right as his hit song "Rock Your Body" reached its closing "Bet I'll have you naked by the end of this song," exposing her right breast and its sunburst nipple shield as if on cue, pull away more fabric than he ought to have?
The blame on Jackson comes on a second day of fallout after pop idol Justin Timberlake tore off half of Jackson's black leather bustier while the pair were singing a duet, exposing her right breast at the conclusion of Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show. Freston, whose company produced the halftime show for CBS, said Timberlake was informed of the stunt just moments before he took the stage with Jackson. The stunt, which Timberlake said was due to a "wardrobe malfunction," sparked widespread viewer complaints.
Rob Sheffield ranks all the Super Bowl halftime shows ever, from worst to best. Sexually suggestive dance moves courtesy of fellow halftime performers Nelly and Diddy also helped put prude viewers on edge before the Nipple-gate opened. Timberlake, red lace in his left hand, looks appalled as producers cut away to a distant long shot and firework display. No one remembers the second half of the Super Bowl.