Welcome to another edition of Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature launched to revisit some of entertainment’s biggest, brightest and darkest moments.
Today, we return to 2004 with fresh eyes to revisit the moment Janet Jackson’s career was ruined by a wardrobe malfunction unintentionally caused by Justin Timberlake.
Revisit the unforgettable moment below…
On February 1st 2004 Janet took to the Super Bowl stage to rock its halftime show built to support her new album ‘Damita Jo.’
Tagging along for the ride? Timberlake. For, the pair shared a manager who was keen to use Janet’s star power to elevate Justin’s as he sought to find success as a solo star.
Alas, Janet’s decision to support the young star’s career would only hurt her own when he used too much force to tear off the material covering one of her breasts.
Janet’s efforts to release chart-contending new music were derailed by the industry’s refusal to support her and creative missteps she made during her time with the producer Jermaine Dupri.
Interesting, as it was more than happy to push Timberlake’s career to enviable heights.
So, now we’d like to know…
How do you feel about the incident today?