Justin Timberlake: “I Should Have Supported Janet Jackson During Nipplegate”

Justin Timberlake regrets the way he handled Janet Jackson’s famed wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl Half-Time Show, insisting he should have been more supportive. The “Cry Me A River” singer was performing onstage with Jackson and ripped open her jacket, revealing her bare breast to the world on live TV.

Justin Timberlake Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction


Timberlake immediately distanced himself from the incident — and Janet. As the scandal intensified, the singer spoke out and confessed he had no idea Janet intended to go topless – if that, indeed, was her intention.

J.T. now feels he could have handled the controversy better.

He tells Entertainment Weekly: “I wish I had supported Janet more. I am not sorry I apologised, but I wish I had been there more for Janet.”