Jessica Biel Reacts as Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson

While performing together at the 2004 Super Bowl, Timberlake ripped off part of Jackson’s top, accidentally exposing one of her nipple-shield-adorned breasts to the event’s 90 million viewers during CBS’ live broadcast. Both singers apologized over the incident, which Timberlake called a “wardrobe malfunction.” Jackson’s rep said at the time that the exposure “was not intentional” and that Timberlake was supposed to pull away the bustier and leave a “red-lace bra.”

But TV executives still blamed Jackson for the incident, which drew more than 500,000 complaints and spurred an FCC investigation and indecency fines that were later reversed. The controversy also threatened to derail her career, as MTV and U.S. radios reportedly blacklisted Jackson’s music videos for some time.

In 2006, when asked by Oprah Winfrey if she felt Timberlake failed to adequately stick up for her after the Super Bowl incident, Jackson replied, “To a certain degree, yeah.”


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