From The Vault: Janet’s Superbowl Performance

Published: Sunday 11th Jan 2009 by Sam
This week’s From The Vault clip is Janet Jackson’s now infamous 2004 Superbowl Half-Time performance with Justin Timberlake. Granted I’m sure many of you know the reason for the hysteria surrounding this performance, there didn’t (and doesn’t) seem to much emphasis on the actual performance in it’s own right. Hell, outside those who watched the actual telecast, many probably haven’t even seen the performance in it’s entirety – besides the ‘wardrobe malfunction’ part. So without further ado, check out Janet’s medley showing of ‘All 4 U’, ‘Rhythm Nation’ and ‘Rock Your Body’ with JT below:

Truly awesome! From the stage spectacle to the choreography to the cool pre-recorded vocals (hehe), I really enjoyed this one. It’s a shame that such a minor occurrence (be it accidental or intentional) overshadowed this. It grates at times to see how one nipple (which, as you see from the video, can only seen from a far distance) could cause such furore, when Janet’s contemporaries – namely the Madonna’s and co have been thrusting their most private of areas for all to see since the beginning of time.

On a lighter note, watching this goes to show why there is only one Janet.

Your thoughts?

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  1. LeShae January 11, 2009

    Yep, that’s one of my favorite live performances from JJ. Though I wasn’t there to see the nipple part go down, I did search it on Utube and it’s really wasn’t a big deal to me. Heck, I was more intrigued with her stage presence… good times.

  2. cameron January 11, 2009

    i love that you say “hehe” to the “pre recorded” vocals. (only because if another artist – ie, mariah carey – sang to pre recorded vocals you’d be the first b**** to bash her for it). Janet could have never sung this LIVE. lets be real. her REAL voice is LOW as hell! but she is a great performer. i’ll give her that.

  3. Anonymous January 11, 2009

    one of the best performance i’ve ever seen in my life! JANET greatest moment on stage for sure!

  4. Nick January 11, 2009

    YES, SHES THE BEST !!!!!

  5. mrpunk2u January 11, 2009

    I remember we were yellin at the drag walk down the stairs @4:27

    I just wonder where her career would be now if that never happened. It's odd to me that if a black woman messes up, there are no second chances and they are finished (Janet/Whitney), but then Madonna & Brit can do anything and still be successful.

  6. Anonymous January 11, 2009

    Amen Mrpunk2u…but yeah thanks Sam for the video…as some else said…good times.

  7. Anonymous January 11, 2009

    She is just great!
    I love u Janet

  8. Soufian January 11, 2009

    This woman is the ultimate performer, i’m sad we’re losing all these great artists to ‘time’.

  9. Son of Baldwin January 11, 2009

    Ah. The performance that destroyed a brilliant career.

  10. Anonymous January 11, 2009

    Wow I havent seen this in years, I forgot how great this performance was. I remember my fam and I not even noticing anything about the exposed nipple until it was overblown on the news afterwards.

    And to Cameron, Janet is in the same category as Brit. Spears where people don t watch her to give a vocal performance, they watch her to see her dance.
    Mariah on the other hand never dances(unless you count the routine she did for breakdown and loverboy)folks wanna see her belt those beautiful notes shes known for, so for her to just use some prerecorded vocals is lazy and makes it questionable for why shes even trying.

  11. Akeys Ciara Rihanna and Jhud 4eva! January 11, 2009

    WHAT Ended her career!
    OH she was a dummy for this!
    Along with new artist hitting the scene and doing her style + more.

  12. Anonymous January 12, 2009

    I love the walk down the stairs. That was too funky! I don’t think Superbowl ended her career; it was the wrong choices of singles from her cd’s. ex: why didn’t she release “Enjoy”. All of her fans were crying for that song.

  13. Anonymous January 14, 2009

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