SJ - April 13, 2021
I just clutched my pearls for a second time as a result of Janet Jackson's boob being shown on TV. I can't believe America's sweetheart Justin Timberlake was the one behind the infamous 2004 Super Bowl halftime "wardrobe malfunction."
But he was according to stylist Wayne Scot Lukas, who prepped Janet's look for the 2004 Super Bowl. He told Page Six that Timberlake wanted to outdo Britney Spears' kiss with Madonna at the MTV Video Music Awards.
From Page Six:
Superstylist Wayne Scot Lukas told us that Timberlake “insisted on doing something bigger than their performance. He wanted a reveal.”
Scot Lukas told us that the original concept was for Jackson to be in a pearl G-string inspired by one that Kim Cattrall had worn in an episode of “Sex and the City.”
“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.
So Timberlake is to blame for ruining halftime shows. I can't remember who performed at the next couple of Super Bowls, but I do remember they sucked and we didn't get any Janet Jackson boob.
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