For the first time in 16 years: Janet Jackson talks about the scandal

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In 2022, a woman’s breast on TV in prime time will probably not make many people raise their eyebrows.

But in 2004, it was a completely different matter when world stars Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson were to perform at the Super Bowl’s large-scale halftime show.

In the middle of the performance of ‘Rock Your Body’, Justin Timberlake accidentally tore too much of Janet Jackson’s clothes off, leaving her breasts open to the outside world for a second.

The NFL (National Football Association, ed.) Boycotted MTV, which had produced the show, and Janet Jackson in particular made the rage of the people feel, even though both she and Justin Timberlake explained that the error was due to a malfunction in the clothing. CBS, the television station that broadcast the show, even demanded that Janet Jackson make a public apology.

She stalled in several talk shows, and two years after the incident, she talked about it with Oprah Winfrey. But since then it has been quiet.

Right up until now.

In connection with the upcoming documentary about the world star, ‘Janet’, which Janet Jackson herself is a producer on, she has spoken to the magazine Allure.

Here it is mentioned again that Jackson back in 2006 did not swear to talk about the scandal again, but a little she still opens up about how she got through the chaotic period after the show.

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‘What is important is to go back to the foundation. Not only the family but also God. That was what got me through. But it’s hard for me to talk about that time. “

She was probably again reminded of the episode in early 2021 when the highly acclaimed ‘Framing Britney Spears’ documentary came out. Britney Spears, who for a time paired up with Justin Timberlake.

The debate over the scandal, and more specifically about the treatment of the two main characters, in which Justin Timberlake escaped markedly milder, flared up.

Here, several felt that she had been judged more harshly because she is a woman.

“Whether I want to be a part of that conversation or not, I’m part of that conversation,” says 55-year-old Janet Jackson.

“I think it’s important. Not just for me, but for women. So I think it’s important that conversation is taken. Do you understand? And things have obviously changed for the better since then. “

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