Justin Timberlake is a pop icon. He puts on a great show, he's a great role model, he's funny, he makes amazing music—there's no denying it.
That's why we're not hating the fact that the former N'SYNC member has been asked to be the performer at the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show. He's been in the biz for 25 years, so, good for him!
Although most '90s kids are uber excited with the news that was revealed by the NFL on Sunday, Oct. 22, Timberlake's past has come back to haunt him.
You see, this would be the second time the Can't Stop The Feeling singer is invited to the renowned halftime stage. His first time was in 2004 when he was invited by Janet Jackson to be part of her show.
Their sexy performance together—jamming to Timberlake's Rock Your Body—was epic. It wasn't until the very end of it, however, that it caused a huge controversy when Justin ripped off part of Janet's top exposing one of her breasts adorned with a nipple shield.
The incident, known as Nipplegate, was later referred to as a "wardrobe malfunction." Both artists gave an apology, but only Jackson was forced by CBS to release a video apology.
Not only was it widely discussed and fought in the Supreme Court, but the NFL also banned both Timberlake and Jackson from performing at future half-time events, according to Variety.
Hence why 13 years later some people are not celebrating the fact that Timberlake will perform at the 2018 halftime show, but rather wanting #JusticeForJanet because sexism and racism are real.
Here's how the Twitterverse is handling it:
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If you need a refresher of the controversial Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, check it out below and judge for yourself.
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