Justin Timberlake Pulled Janet Jackson’s Boob Out On Purpose to Upstage His Ex

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The immediate aftermath of seeing Janet Jackson’s nipple at the Super Bowl was a dark time in American history. There was basically a massive over-correction as the networks fell over themselves to please the outraged church groups and soccer moms who had to explain to their children what a breast was.

It turns out that those sex-free years were all Justin Timberlake’s fault.

The official line on why Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed was a “wardrobe malfunction,” a term still in use today. But Page Six reports that Jackson’s stylist for the halftime show says not only did the wardrobe work as designed, but it was Justin Timberlake’s idea.

“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,” he told us. But “the outfit changed a couple of days before, and you saw the magic.”

Of course, in the end Timberlake tore off part of her top at the end of their performance, briefly revealing Jackson’s breast. Timberlake famously labeled the incident a “wardrobe malfunction.”

“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,” he said.

Why did Timberlake have this idea to expose Janet Jackson in various ways on the most-watched television event of the year?

Because his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears had gotten a lot of attention for making out with Madonna and Christina Aguilera at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Yeah, awesome that we had years of increased corporate censorship to appease the people currently complaining about corporate censorship of the things they like because some dude wanted to show up his ex. As if making out with Madonna is an accomplishment in the first place.

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