Since it is Super Bowl week (and since Justin Timberlake is this year’s halftime performer) we figured there was no better time to look back at quite possibly the most talked about wardrobe malfunction ever. It was 2004’s Super Bowl 38 and Janet Jackson was that year’s halftime performer; after performing a number of her legendary songs, she brought Justin Timberlake on stage to perform his hit song “Rock Your Body.” At the end of his performance, Timberlake tore Jackson’s costume and her boob was exposed for a millisecond on live TV – and the world proceeded to act like they had sexual intercourse right there on the stage.
There were fines levied, outcries of indecency, theories about how it was all planned…and it was all over a breast. Back in 2004 when the Super Bowl was live, it wasn’t even easy to notice that there was a boob on TV. The whole thing happened so fast and cut away immediately; it wasn’t until AFTER it all when the press posted pictures online of Janet’s boob out (complete with some sort of nipple decor, as if she knew it would be seen?) that things really blew up:
The controversies will be talked about forever – was Janet wearing nipple decor because she knew her boob would be out? Was it all for publicity? Was it really that appalling for people to see a breast? And the big one – will Justin Timberlake dare bring Janet Jackson back on stage for his Super Bowl performance this year? If so, you can bet the censors will be ready just in case anything close to another “nipplegate” had the chance of occurring.
Of course for those of us that don’t care about the controversy and just enjoy seeing Janet Jackson nude, we posted on her sunbathing completely nude a couple of years after “nipplegate,” so whether you enjoy seeing her boob exposed on national TV or hanging out naked in a private setting, the legendary Janet Jackson delivers something for everyone.
Below is the video of the infamous Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction – Timberlake exposes Janet Jackson’s boob at the end just as he sings the line “gonna have you naked, by the end of this song” (coincidence?) So judge for yourself if it was all planned, and if it really was worth of all the controversy: