Was Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl Costume Rip Planned?

It's Super Bowl Sunday, but some fans have their eyes on a special championship game — 2004's Super Bowl XXXVIII, aka the one with the infamous Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake incident.



In short, during the halftime show, Justin ripped off some fabric from Janet's outfit — exposing her breast.
Whether it had been a wardrobe malfunction or a publicity stunt, the difference in aftermath between the 2 singers was huge.



This is a mega-simplification, but just in case you didn't know, Janet was largely blamed for the incident and was basically disinvited from the Grammys the subsequent weekend — whereas Justin told Access Hollywood, “Hey man, we love giving ya’ll something to speak about" after the show, then attended and won two Grammys. Heck, Justin even performed at the Super Bowl again in 2018!




As Janet's career was severely damaged following the incident, some fans are marking "Janet Jackson Appreciation Day" for a couple of years:




However, this Super Bowl has something different going for it — it is a few days after the documentary Framing Britney Spears was released. Although largely handling Britney's conservatorship, the doc does discuss how Justin's career profited from the way his breakup with Britney was portrayed.
Subsequently, many are reexamining and emphasizing Justin's moment with Janet:
Have you seen Framing Britney Spears yet? LMK what you think that of it within the comments!


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