It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 14 years since that Super Bowl incident. Aka, when Justin Timberlake ripped part of Janet Jackson’s costume off at the Super Bowl Halftime Show. And since this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show performer is — you guessed it — Justin Timberlake, there’s been a resurgence of talk about the infamous moment.
It’s still unclear what happened that fateful day. Originally, Timberlake said they both planned it. Later, after both issued public apologies, Timberlake said he was only meant to reveal her red laced bra, while Jackson admitted to changing things up after the final rehearsal without consulting the network.
These days, Timberlake has a good attitude about what happened — and he wants everyone to know that he made amends with Jackson and they’re on good terms. “I don’t think it’s my job to do that [discuss what he and Jackson talked about after the incident] because you value the relationships that you do have with people,” he said to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 radio.
We get it, Justin. And we’re glad to know both artist have moved forward.
The 2018 Super Bowl will be on February 4th. And if you want to hear even more from Timberlake, his new album, Man of the Woods, will be available on February 2nd.