Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018|3:33 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP)– Together again? Not a lot.
Janet Jackson has actually closed down any reports that she will be joining Justin Timberlake during this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.
” To lay to rest any speculation or reports as to whether I will be carrying out at the Super Bowl tomorrow; I will not,” Jackson stated in a statement released Saturday. “Thank you for your assistance and I do anticipate seeing you all soon.”
Timberlake is returning to the halftime show 14 years after a wardrobe breakdown with Jackson triggered a nationwide debate. Timberlake was Jackson’s unique visitor during her performance at that year’s game and swindled a piece of her clothing, revealing her nipple. Timberlake later explained it as an unintended “wardrobe malfunction.”
CBS, which aired that Super Bowl, was fined $550,000 by the Federal Communications Commission, however the fine later was overturned.
The hashtags #JusticeforJanet and #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay became trending topics on Twitter days prior to Timberlake’s record 3rd trip to the phase at the Super Bowl, at which the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots at the United States Bank Arena on Sunday.
At a press conference on Thursday, Timberlake pointed out Jackson’s name, together with Jay-Z and ‘NSync, when talking about reported guests to join him onstage. He was not asked any direct questions about Jackson or the notorious wardrobe malfunction.
When the NFL announced late in 2015 that Timberlake would be going back to the Super Bowl, the choice triggered a reaction from ladies, minorities and others who felt Jackson was unjustly required to pay a far higher rate than Timberlake faced. Some argued that Jackson, as a black woman, fell victim to a racist and sexist double basic and got harsher treatment than Timberlake, as a white man, did, and they stated he gained from “white male privilege.”
When asked during an interview last month if he and Jackson have since made peace, Timberlake stated, “Absolutely.”
He stated he and Jackson have actually talked independently about exactly what happened.
” I do not know that a lot of individuals understand that,” Timberlake stated. “I mean, I don’t think it’s my task to do that, because you value the relationships that you do have with people.”