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Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy
FACT CHECK: Janet Jackson Super Bowl Incident
Janet Jackson set off a Super Bowl firestorm last night when her right breast was bared during her nationally televised halftime show duet with Britney Spears' ex-squeeze, Justin Timberlake. Michael Jackson's little sister ended Timberlake's "Rock Your Body" with the heartthrob ripping off the leather cup that covered her breast as he sang, "Gotta have you naked by the end of this song. The split-second exposure, witnessed by up to million viewers, revealed what appeared to be a sun-shaped metal ring atop the year-old entertainer's nipple. CBS officials said they were as shocked as any viewer by the incident, which came as Jackson's brother Michael is battling child-molestation charges. While CBS officials pleaded ignorance to the antics, the entertainer had hinted she was planning something outrageous. A Jan.
Justin Timberlake Janet Jackson Super Bowl Boob Pictures
Super Bowl XXXVIII — which was broadcast live on February 1, from Houston , Texas on the CBS television network in the United States — was noted for a controversial halftime show in which Janet Jackson 's breast , adorned with a nipple shield , was 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. YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim claims that this incident was what led to the creation of the video sharing website. Following the incident, CBS parent company Viacom , and their co-owned subsidiaries MTV and Infinity Broadcasting , enforced a blacklist of Jackson's singles and music videos on many radio formats and music channels worldwide.
Well, we can hardly either! And because Justin is returning to the big show in , we'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.