After Justin Timberlake confirmed his return on the Super Bowl halftime stage, rumors have risen that his former partner in a performance-turned-disaster, Janet Jackson, will be sharing the stage with him on February 4 in Minnesota.
“To put to rest any speculation or rumors as to whether I will be performing at the Super Bowl tomorrow; I will not,” Jackson said in a statement released Saturday, according to Khou.com. “Thank you for your support and I do look forward to seeing you all very soon.”
In 2004, Jackson and Timberlake performed in the Super Bowl together and faced a wardrobe malfunction controversy where Jackson’s clothing was ripped off, revealing her nipple. Though Timberlake clarified it was unintended, the CBS was fined $550,000 by the Federal Communication Commission after they included the incident in the airing of Super Bowl.
Meanwhile, the Twitter community started the trends #JusticeforJanet and #JanetJacksonAppreciation day. Many people argued how Jackson fell victim to a racist and sexist treatment than Timberlake.
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In an interview last month, Timberlake confirmed that he and Jackson talked about the issue privately and said they “absolutely” made peace.
The Super Bowl LII will be held for the second time in Minnesota on Sunday, February 4, since 1992. The Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots will face off in the 52nd edition of the league at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.