It's been five days. Have we, as a nation, recovered from the sight of not one but both of Adam Levine's nipples? Chances are most of us have forgotten about it.
The blame on Jackson comes on a second day of fallout after pop idol Justin Timberlake tore off half of Jackson's black leather bustier while the pair were singing a duet, exposing her right breast at the conclusion of Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show. Freston, whose company produced the halftime show for CBS, said Timberlake was informed of the stunt just moments before he took the stage with Jackson. The stunt, which Timberlake said was due to a "wardrobe malfunction," sparked widespread viewer complaints.
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.
You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation. While the incident was blamed on a "warddrobe malfunction," the moment became a watershed moment in American society, raising questions about free speech and censorship, resulting in multiple fines for the networks involved as well as the blacklisting of Janet Jackson in American media. Jackson maintains that the incident was caused by a "wardrobe malfunction. MTV was completely unaware of it.
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.
Talks of a Justin Timberlake Super Bowl performance sent the Internet into an uproar, with a large number of voices expressing confusion and anger over this rather obvious double standard considering Janet Jackson is banned from the Super Bowl. But why can't Janet Jackson do the Super Bowl, you might be asking, especially if you're years-old or younger? Well, it all started with a memorable Super Bowl halftime performance known years later as "Nipplegate.
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?
Please refresh the page and retry. But the majority of those in the crowd may be better aware of a Jackson performance that happened 15 years ago: the Super Bowl halftime show, of Better known, of course, as Nipplegate.
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Adam Levine's topless performance has reignited debate about Janet Jackson's Super Bowl nip-slip. During the show at the Mecedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Adam, 39, ripped his shirt off while playing guitar — but fans immediately compared the public's gleeful response to the backlash that Janet received. Janet's nipple-gate came after Justin Timberlake went to remove her corset during their joint performance, but accidentally undid her bra, exposing her breast. Afterwards, both stars were forced to issue apologies, network CBS was charged with a huge fine of over half a million pounds and Janet was never asked to perform at the sporting event again.