While their performances garnered mixed reactions, one move by the lead singer of Maroon 5, Adam Levine, prompted a discussion on the double standards between male and female artists in the entertainment industry. Levine took his shirt off during the band's set, while performing their hit single "Moves Like Jagger. Many felt that Jackson's career was negatively affected by a backlash of criticism she received from that moment, which was dubbed the "Nipplegate Controversy.
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.
All in nine-sixteenths of a second. Originally, Timberlake was only supposed to tear off the external part of the bustier, revealing a red lace garment underneath on Jackson, who turns 53 today. But with the rip, both pieces accidentally came off.
Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake all say they're sorry - but none of that is deterring the federal government from looking into the Super Bowl's too-revealing halftime show. If applied to each CBS station, the fine could reach into the millions. Instead, that celebration was tainted by a classless, crass and deplorable stunt," Powell said in a statement.
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. The halftime festivities were also interrupted by a streaker who, unlike Janet Jackson, did not have his less-than-fully-clothed image beamed into living rooms by CBS.
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?
It's been almost 14 years since Justin Timberlake last performed at the Super Bowlintroducing the world to the phrase " wardrobe malfunction. That is, until her fans, angry about what happened the last time they performed together, forced the NFL to issue a statement saying she hasn't been banned from the Super Bowl. A national uproar then ensued.
Fourteen years ago, Janet Jackson shocked the world by exposing her right breast to the world on Super Bowl Sunday. MTV produced the spot, was fined heavily, and never produced a halftime show again. Since that time, the Super Bowl Halftime Show has gotten more conservative, but in recent years they've been beginning to bring back younger talents who may or may not want to make a statement. It remains to be seen if Jackson will appear at this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show as Justin Timberlake, who exposed Jackson's breast that day, is performing this year.
From an exposed boob to the flash of something a little bit ruder than a boob, these celebs made Madonna's flash look tame ish. Competing against Angelina Jolie's leg for the most talked about body part at this year's Oscars is pretty impressive. Oh, and Tom Parker from The Wanted's girlfriend, who showed her bum in spectacular style this weekend.
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. Federal Communications Commission regulators launched an investigation amid calls for the government to take a tougher stance on regulating indecency on television.