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?
Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus ' flash barely caused a shrug. She peeked her head out from behind a black curtain that covered up all but her head, then the curtain slipped to briefly reveal a bare breast.
Janet Jackson's right breast was exposed at the end of her performance after Justin Timberlake — who was expected to be the night's biggest surprise — pulled off a piece of Janet's costume. As a result the move, some 72, fans in Reliant Stadium and an estimated million watching around the world saw more of Janet than expected. MTV, which produced the halftime show for sister network CBS, issued a statement shortly after the game saying, "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.
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. When the racy moment was met with outrage by fans and the media, apologies and excuses were made, and the whole thing was deemed a "wardrobe malfunction.
One day after Janet Jackson's shocking Super Bowl halftime performance, the singer took responsibility for the breast-baring incident and said she never intended the stunt to go as far as it did. It was not my intention that it go as far as it did. Jackson's performance shocked onlookers when Justin Timberlake — who was performing with her — pulled off a piece of Jackson's costume, revealing her right breast.
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.
Without Nipplegate, we might not have YouTube. The slip was paused, rewound and replayed endlessly over the following weeks, becoming fodder for every TV host and the source of outrage for thousands of moms. Even a decade later, the infamous halftime show is cited more than almost any other Super Bowl momentbut Nipplegate goes further than nostalgia.
But the game took a back seat to what transpired at the halftime show. On Feb. For a fraction of a second, 71, fans in the stands and 11 million people at home saw her bare breast. Timberlake stood beside Jackson stoically, while Jackson hastily covered herself with her left hand.
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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.