Watch: Justin Timberlake Covers Janet Jackson On ‘The 20/20 Experience Tour’

Published: Sunday 10th Nov 2013 by Sam

Unfortunately for Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson, their names will forever be bound thanks to the mishap that was their 2004 Super Bowl Half-Time Performance. Indeed, their “union” is cemented by the countless lawsuits, legislation, and media debate surrounding the now infamous “wardrobe malfunction”.

And while there remains an air of uncertainty about the pair’s personal friendship (both have made questionable comments about one another in the years since), it’s fair to say neither has been keen to associate again professionally for obvious reasons.

That changed recently, though, following the commencement of Timberlake’s ’20/20 Experience Tour’ this week.

The global trek, which set sail on Wednesday, pulled into New Jersey’s IZOD Center last night where it served up many a memorable moment – including  JT’s cover of Jackson’s 1987 classic ‘Let’s Wait A While’.

A surprising pick, the track was performed as a sedge-way into ‘Until The End Of Time’. Peep footage after the jump…


As jarred as we still are by how untouched JT came out from the whole Super Bowl episode – especially  in comparison to Janet (see: politics, sexism, and arguably racism), it was warming to see him pay homage to an icon. Indeed, Janet is a legend whose success narrative ultimately paved the way for the JT’s, the Usher’s, TLC’s, Ciara’s, and so many more. As such, we’re down with any celebration of  that fact.

In specific regard to JT and Ms. Jackson; color us crazy, but we honestly feel the Super Bowl hoopla will not  cease to “matter” until they take to the stage together again. With next year marking a decade since the drama, surely one award show on the calendar would prove a great window to reclaim the narrative and re-write it their own way…the right way? Just a thought.


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  1. JER November 10, 2013

    ……………………I honestly forgot about the whole Superbowl thing. Leave it to a seething, hungry, THIRSTY, ravenous queen to bring that back up.

    • Barb 4 lyfe November 10, 2013

      Isn’t he the reason Janets career ended?

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      • Gregg November 11, 2013

        You know, i dont so much blame him for what has happened to Janet’s carreer but what i do not like is the way he distanced himself from her and gave in and apologized at the grammys. That’s one thing i respect Janet for is not giving in to the grammy request that she apologize on air or not come. Kudos to you Janet for taking a stand. America was acting as if it had never seen a boob before.

      • angela November 11, 2013

        The FCC is the reason, not Justin. It could have been anyone on the stage with her, the results would have been the same.

      • Zoso November 15, 2013

        Directly, Justin takes fault. Indirectly, the media does. It could have been anyone up there for instance if christina aguilera had been singing with Justin and he ripped the costume. It would have been talked about for days maybe a week, forgiven, and christina would have continued on her merry way. But because Janet is a black woman, a powerful one at that, this situation was blown way out of proportion to tarnish her image. The white boy doesn’t take any heat when he did the act, but the black woman does. Not even trying to throw conspiracies out there, but the media always had it out for the Jackson family because they are black and very influential. Read some stuff you will realize

    • QueenKeliandra November 10, 2013

      Did you break your ankle running to see what that THIRSTY, ravenous queen posted boo boo?

    • WhenOnikaSaysJump November 10, 2013

      Not you being the first one here though. #BeenAFan

  2. King of F*** November 10, 2013

    I don’t think Janet will be honored TBH

    He showed her titty and she got all the blame. He walked away with his image just fine. Justin Timberlake is so overrated and I honestly love how Bruno snatched his wig

    • Anne November 10, 2013

      She showed her titty. I believe that Janet was in control of the decision to have her body part exposed. Sure Justin should have suffered more backlash for actively participating by removing the article of clothing but it’s hard to feel sorry for her when it was her set and he was just the guest artist and her body psrt was the one exposed.

  3. Talk That S*** November 10, 2013

    Is that cute little Justin bieber??

  4. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 10, 2013

    How disrespectful can you get Justin. As if ending Janet’s career wasn’t enough, you go and pour more fuel to this fire.

    You popped her titty and left with your image intact whereas Janet became the target of the media.

    When is enough going to be enough, if not copying Usher for years wasn’t enough, you’re now mocking the legendary Janet Jackson. Shame on you.

    • angela November 11, 2013

      How is covering her songs a mockery? If anything it is the exact opposite. And he did not end her career, the FCC and MTV did by banning her.

  5. BeyWhoUWanna November 10, 2013

    Racism at its finest.
    It was HIS hand that pulled off the bra but he was celebrated and she was blacklisted. If that isn’t racism I don’t know what is.

    • Barb 4 lyfe November 10, 2013

      I see no lies

  6. PattiLaSwell November 10, 2013

    B**** ass! B**** ASS!
    I’m never one to throw the race card but does someone want to explain why Justin didn’t have to record an apology video like Janet did even though it was his hand. Clearly it was intentional, but it was still his fingers that exposed the tidday.

  7. VisionOfMimi November 10, 2013

    Too little too late.

  8. Dreamlover November 10, 2013

    Look at this little white boy’s guilt, still haunting him after all these years LOL. He knows he got a free pass with that Superbowl fiasco while the legendary MISS JACKSON’s career has basically been in the dumps ever since. “Let’s Wait Awhile” is still a phenomenal, classic song, so I’m glad he’s paying her tribute. Also “Until the End of Time” is my jam!

  9. Jmoore November 10, 2013

    Sorry but maybe i am a little bias being the janet stan that i am…i had so much respect for justin before he threw janet under the bus after the superbowl..i cant stand to hear or see this dude…i hope janet will never again share a stage with this clown…anyway…we miss you janet…where are u janet? Cant wait to see ur next move…hopefully an album with some jam and lewis input!

  10. Barb 4 lyfe November 10, 2013

    Justin has never been sincere to me

  11. Jess November 10, 2013

    The issue was more sexism than racism to me.

  12. Damo November 10, 2013

    I’m really glad he did this, he has said in the past that not supporting Janet enough was his biggest regret and on his new myspace he has her as his favourite artist, i hope they duet together one day, they sounded amazing together on Take me Now and they were such good friends

  13. Dreamlover November 10, 2013

    *in the meantime Miss Jackson remains unbothered with her billionaire hubby and more money than J.T could ever dream of* (seems like she got the last laugh!)

  14. BarbzRUs November 10, 2013

    He can suck a d*** for this one. He really can. They BOTH should have gotten in trouble for that horrible stunt but he got away with and was pushed until he became a mega star and she was made to be the black sheep of the industry.

  15. Molly November 10, 2013

    Yall still crying over an incident that happen like 10 years ago? Janet has moved on and so Has Justin. Anyways Justin did amazing. He’s truly becoming the new king of pop.

  16. FazebookBebes November 10, 2013

    Imagine the conconbility.

  17. JanineButcher November 10, 2013

    This is a fuckery 2bh.

  18. ratedxxx(bad chick) November 10, 2013

    last time I checked janet jackson was the only one affected by the 2004 performance…..

    she got bashed for it for years..her career took a huge dive….

    justin career was fine…all the blame was placed on janet…

  19. JanetXone November 10, 2013

    The nerve of him. HE is the one who tore off the bra piece and the media made him their darling and now he has the gaul to tribute her TEN YEARS after the damage was done.
    Bull to the s***. BULL to the f****** s***!

  20. BrunoMartian November 10, 2013

    This just reminds me as to why black people get so mad at the world sometimes. I really mean that.

  21. Motivation November 10, 2013

    Janet was f****** him when he was still a kid, how about that, don’t blame him because Janet wanted to show her tits to America but no one wanted to see another Jackson naked, the whole thing was to make some headlines, Janet’s team created the whole thing and choose the golden boy of the moment, he gets a pass because everyone knows it wasn’t an accident, and Janet gets the heat for being a woman who didn’t care to show her tits to the world just to be on every newspaper the next day, FACT, GET OVER IT, DEAL WITH IT.

    • Stoney-Brie November 10, 2013

      Lies You Tell

      • Motivation November 10, 2013

        That’s the main problem, Janet’s fans refuse to admit that she knew what he was about to do, she even was ready, see what she had in he nipl…

    • Its Gaga Ya Bish November 10, 2013

      How do you know she was effing him? Receipts or f*** off.

    • WTF?! November 10, 2013

      This is stupid because Justin and the rest of NSYNC were on tour with Janet when Justin was a child and Janet was MARRIED at time. Not long after, Justin dated Britney for a few years. 2 years after Janet’s divorce she got with Jermaine Dupri and Justin was still with Britney. When they broke up and she was with Jermaine and wasn’t thinking about sexing Timberfake. BTW, Justin was an ADULT since 1999, and was with Britney. Get YOUR facts together.

    • angela November 11, 2013

      Um, Janet was with Jermaine Dupri and Justin was with Cameron Diaz.

  22. eric November 10, 2013

    He walked away free, so it means nothing to him to use Janet for his gain whenever and however. It’s cruel and selfish of him.

  23. rih rox((U mad Bro?))(( stanning for H20’s previous rant)) November 10, 2013

    Justin is annoying, arrogant looking and simply OVERRATED!

  24. cocobutta November 10, 2013

    Well I’ll put a positive on it as our Janet going to be getting her Cheque in the mail.

    JT best pay homage after the trifling throwing a lady under the bus like that. That was true BITCHASSNESS

    “You’ve done me wrong” (In my Nene Leakes voice)


  25. royalkev November 10, 2013

    Thanks! How nice…

  26. ratedxxx(bad chick) November 10, 2013

    honestly I don’t see why people made a big deal about seen a freaking breast..when people are walking around with their b*** cheeks all out

    and tits all out….

    the super bowl suppose to be family friendly…umm I started watching p*** when i was 10, 11 years trust, if your children wants to see some naked b****** or ass, there’s always a way

  27. Navy Nick November 10, 2013

    While I agree, great to see him pay homage, hes SO FAKE! When he was needed to help clear her of that Super Bowl drama, he let her hang all alone…, this is the reason i dont like him, hes a talent, hes beautiful, hes smart, but he played Janet, and thats not kool!

  28. FutureCIARA November 10, 2013

    Janet and her n****** are Iconic!


    Justin will fade away in forgotten memories.

    His group he left has much more of a legacy than he as a solo artist EVER will.

  29. Rach November 10, 2013

    I don’t believe it was all Justin. I think Janet wanted to be controversial that night like Madonna and it backfired.

    • Motivation November 10, 2013

      Amen to that!.

    • WTF?! November 10, 2013

      Janet hasn’t done anything like this, but all of a sudden she wanted to be controversial? Please make sense!!

  30. PlumPeach November 10, 2013

    2 late to play suck up now Justin.

    Leave Janet and her tits (I mean hits) out your mouth!!

    F****** Mickey Mouse sounding b**** (I’m not mad just annoyed)

  31. Arie November 11, 2013

    JT trying to rewrite history. He threw Janet under and Britney under the bus.He will never be king of anything but his own household.

    • NOKO November 11, 2013

      Didn’t Britney betray him by sleeping with his BBF(Wade Robinson) Behind his back?

      • angela November 11, 2013

        He wasn’t faithful to her for most of their relationship. He had a lot of nerve for how he treated her and used her for publicity.

  32. BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 11, 2013

    He literally exposed her boobs and she’s the one who was torn down. This industry is a mess.

  33. Cameron November 12, 2013

    I really can’t stand this dude…However, being that I am a Janet stan for life and have been since I was 6 years old, what would anyone expect?…But back to the main topic…Justin Timberlake is a fake ass loser…Clearly he is still tormented (Oh I heard Blue Ocean Floor) but you can you cancel it buddy. Janet is a Taurus, like me, and is a loyal friend and the nicest person you will ever meet…But when you f*** her over, she is done…And I mean done…She will NEVER entertain this grimey asshole again…Write that into the HIStory books…Too bad, so sad.

  34. Teesoup November 13, 2013

    First, her career didn’t end to some of you who keep stating this, but she was definitely blacklisted. MTV didn’t show her videos and the radio stations didn’t play her released singles. If the music industry is against you as a singer, then you’re pretty much on your own. However, each album that Janet released after the super bowl still made it way to number one and two. And like most aging artists and because of free music downloading on the Internet, album dropped. If you check Beyoncé, Justin, Lady Gaga, you will see that their album sales drop as well.

  35. ameya November 23, 2014

    that was his cover? stupid! he needs to make at least a good one!

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