Janet Jackson’s wardrobe mishap during the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime show was infamous and caused MTV’s ejection from organizing the event. This controversy has resurfaced as a stylist is coming forward with more dirt.
According to Page Six, the stylist who prepared Janet Jackson’s look for that famous halftime show concert said that Justin Timberlake wanted it that way. He said that Timberlake pushed for the “wardrobe malfunction” spot in an attempt to outdo Britney Spears who was getting buzz over kissing Madonna and Christiana Aguilera at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Stylist Wayne Scot Lukas said that Timberlake “insisted on doing something bigger than their performance. He wanted a reveal.” The original idea was for Jackson to be in a pearl G-String inspired by Kim Cattrall in Sex and the City.
“Janet was going to be in a Rocha dress, and [Justin] was going to step on the back of her dress to reveal her butt in this pearl G-string, but the outfit changed a couple of days before, and you saw the magic.”
“I wouldn’t call it a wardrobe ‘malfunction’ in a million years. It was the most functioning wardrobe in history. As a stylist, it did what it was intended to do.”
Justin Timberlake recently issued a blanket public apology to Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, and others. We’re guessing that he might have been referring to this. Jackson has spoken publicly about how hurt she was over the situation. It certainly lives on in history and now we have a different way of looking about it.