The Play-by-Play of Janet Jackson's 2004 Super Bowl Nip Slip
Can you believe it's been almost 14 years since that infamous nipple slip during Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson's Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show? Well, we can hardly either! And because Justin is returning to the big show in 2018, we're taking it all the way back to 2004 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." The gasps came during the grand finale, when Justin ripped off part of Janet's top, revealing her right breast. When the racy moment was met with outrage by fans and the media, apologies and excuses were made, and the whole thing was deemed a "wardrobe malfunction."
While it looked pretty planned to us, Justin still maintains that it was an accident. "I stumbled through it," he recently said in an interview with Beats 1 Radio. "I had my wires crossed. And it's something that you have to look back on and go, like, 'OK, well, you know, you can't change what's happened, but, you know, you can move forward and learn from it.'" See for yourself when you check out our play-by-play of the controversial Super Bowl moment, which isn't the only sexy thing that's happened over the years.