Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson 38 V 03 I PDF after Timberlake tore off part of Jackson’s clothes at the end of their halftime performance during Super Bowl XXXVIII. Prior to the incident, Timberlake had attended Jackson’s Rhythm Nation Tour as an adolescent, and Jackson’s energetic dance routines and daring performing style made a deep impression on him.
Timberlake had frequently mentioned admiring Jackson in many interviews during this time and throughout the following few years preceding the incident. Take Me Now », a song from his debut solo album Justified which was initially planned to be released as a single, commenting « I wrote the chorus from a girl’s perspective, and I just thought we should get a female on the part. Her name was the first that popped up in my head just because I love her voice. It’s truly embarrassing for me to know that 90 million people saw my breast, and then to see it blown up on the Internet the size of a computer screen » « But there are much worse things in the world, and for this to be such a focus, I don’t understand ».
MTV stated, « The tearing of Janet Jackson’s costume was unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional and was inconsistent with assurances we had about the content of the performance. MTV regrets this incident occurred and we apologize to anyone who was offended by it. Salli Frattini, the executive producer for MTV who had planned the entire performance, recalled a phone call from the officiating booth that was her first indication something had gone wrong. Frattini was in a truck outside of Reliant Stadium celebrating the end of the 12-minute halftime performance, which they initially thought was a success. We were like, ‘Uh, we’re playing that back right now' », Frattini said.
Jackson’s representative explained the incident, saying, « Justin was supposed to pull away the rubber bustier to reveal a red lace bra. The garment collapsed and her breast was accidentally revealed. CBS forced Jackson to release a video apology, and said « My decision to change the Super Bowl performance was made after the final rehearsal. Britto describes Jackson’s videotaped apology as « impersonal », saying, « She has never been an impersonal artist, so it made it seem like she was guilty of something, and she wasn’t. I would have had her and Timberlake apologizing side by side right from the beginning, since they performed side by side.
Otherwise, it made the whole apology seem calculated and contrived. There are more important thing to focus on than a woman’s body part, which is a beautiful thing. Jackson questioning media’s focus on the event. Michael Musto of The Village Voice commented on the media’s reaction to the incident, saying, « Janet became a symbolic Joan of Arc to burn at the stake.