Justin Timberlake appears to be one step closer to the Super Bowl. Again.
According to Us Weekly, the performer is reportedly in “final negotiations” with the NFL to headline the 2018 Halftime Show on February 4th.
And while initial word was that he’d be topping the bill alongside JAY-Z, it appears Timberlake has been tapped to rock the stage solo in promotion of his upcoming new album.
Initial word of his involvement provoked outrage from many wondering why he’s allowed to appear while Janet Jackson – with whom he infamously performed with in 2004 – is “banned.” And, talented as JT may be, we can’t say we disagree.
Janet’s exposure was not caused by a gust of wind. It was Justin’s hand. Simple as that. There shouldn’t be one rule for one and something different for the other. That’s problematic and something folk are unlikely to let go of should his performance be confirmed.