Justin Timberlake Confirms Janet Jackson Is NOT Performing At Super Bowl With Him

Published: Friday 2nd Feb 2018 by Sam

It looks like Justin Timberlake will be riding solo at Sunday night’s Super Bowl Halftime Show. 

Speculation has been rife that the singer, whose new album ‘Man Of The Woods’ arrived today, would stage a do-over with Pop queen Janet Jackson. Especially given the fallout from their now infamous wardrobe malfunction at her 2004 show.

However, it appears that won’t be happening. Nor a lesser rumored NSYNC reunion.

His words below…

Speaking at the official Super Bowl press conference, JT said the following when quizzed on possible guests:

“To be honest, I had a ton of grand ideas about special guests. We talked about it a lot. There’s a whole list — I think Vegas has a lot of odds on it, I heard. From *NSYNC to Jay [Z] to Chris Stapleton to Janet, but this year I’m just excited — my band, the Tennessee Kids, I feel like they’re my special guests and I’m excited this year to rock the stage. It’s gonna be a lot of fun.”

Though the prospect of Timberlake performing alone may be tedious for some, he promises that it’ll be a spectacle to remember:

“Without giving too much away, we’re doing a few things with this halftime show that they’ve never quite done before. I’m excited to do that, I always like to push to be able to do something like that. But also, too, I think on a more serious note, it’s a moment where you have the opportunity to bring so many people together through what I think is the greatest art form. That has been the ethos of the inspiration behind putting the set list together and managing the visuals and how it all sort of comes together.” [Source]


Could this be an elaborate diversion tactic or is Justin pre-empting the situation to prevent (inevitable) disappointment? The answer arrives in a mere matter of days.

Until then, what are…

Your thoughts?

[Photo credit: Getty]

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  1. Mark111 February 2, 2018

    No body cares dude. I heard her album sales aren’t doing so well. And he doesn’t push anything, he’s the same boring artist since 2002, his whole career has been Timberland & Pharrell with MJ and Prince leftover/wanna be tracks. I hope he trips and fall on his face, power goes out during the show, sound problems, mic fail and it storms.

    • Boytoy1814 February 2, 2018

      Damn tell us how u really feel! Lmaooooooooooo!

    • Truth February 2, 2018

      The Grammy’s don’t care about reviews. Beyonce, Kendrick, Jay-Z? Do I need to go on how they all lost with highly rated (and not deserved) reviews?

    • Kennedy February 2, 2018

      LMAOOOO drag that clown!

    • February 2, 2018

      you really enjoy being the scum of the earth.

  2. Boytoy1814 February 2, 2018

    Glad Janet won’t be performing w/Justin. His album reviews are dismal & he put out 4 weak ass videos. Let him drown by himself. I will NOT be watching

  3. Suicide Blonde February 2, 2018

    Maybe he asked her but she declined the invitation, anyway, Gaga did it without any guests, I think is better this way.

    • Meme February 2, 2018

      The difference is Gaga is a performer and does need help, never did. Justin’s whole career is based on the help of others.

      • king z February 2, 2018

        i couldnt have said it better.

        justin has never been that engaging of a perfomer by his lonesome – even when his act was heavily choreographed. It’s that much less engaging with the absence of choreo

      • Suicide Blonde February 2, 2018

        You both clearly haven’t seen him perform then, he commands a stage like a pro, Always have done.

  4. Meme February 2, 2018

    Well there you have it. I hope twitter lights his ass up. And Justin is a very weak performer, he will not be able to hold our attention for 10mins without the help of another act. He had an opportunity to make right…he’s finished.

    • Suicide Blonde February 2, 2018

      OK, we get it, you guys can’t stand him but the thing you can’t say about him is that he is a weak performer, that guy is one of the best performers out there, his charisma alone >>>>> the rest, not to mention that he’s also a musician, he offers more than just dancing on stage, like playing instruments, I actually can’t believe you said he’s a weak performer, I’m speechless ?

      • Haters Gon’ Hate February 2, 2018

        People don’t wake up in the morning and say: “HEY! You know what? Lemmie go buy J.T. concert tickets so I can see/hear him play instruments and play lots of instruments”. He is known for singing Pop and URBAN music with choreography and singing an Urban leaning VOCAL. There is nothing special about a J.T. concert – it’s clinical and Meh no matter how much ‘Live’ soul and ‘Band’ he tried to inject into the Sahara Dessert anteater dry ass performance. ????

      • Mark111 February 2, 2018

        He plays an instrument as much as Madonna lip sync guitar, Taylor Swift, or a Disney teen act from the 2000. Let’s talk dance, he’s not on MJ,Usher, Chris Brown, Neyo, Genuwine, Omarion, Bruno Mars or even Justin Bieber’s level. Let’s talk playing instruments, he’snot on Stevie Wonder, Prince, Ed, Shawn or again, Bruno Mars or JB’s level. That’s two different artistry/performing skil sets I listed how many artist that make him look lame on each side. Then, you can save your lil “he does both” because Bruno Mars does both very well and everyone I named can sing better LIVE than Timberfake, minus Chris Brown and Omarion, they’re prob at the same level.
        Matter of fact, post a video of Timberfake having a jam session LIVE, I’ll wait. Again, back to him needing others for help, his lil band is also that, help.

      • Suicide Blonde February 2, 2018

        Mark, I think you’re on your period.

      • Haters Gon’ Hate February 2, 2018

        And I think you know he’s right which is why that is the best response you can offer. JT is WACK. The End. Class dismissed. ?

      • Hunter February 2, 2018

        @ Suicide, Mark asked you to post a video of Timberlake performing, and that was your response.

        You can’t post one, because there isn’t anything out there lol Fact is, your fav is terrible performer.

  5. Haters Gon’ Hate February 2, 2018

    Well is he gonna bring back the choreography for this set list? Is he gonna get deep in his band to distract from the fact he’s paying his Urban past dust? – TBH – without the surprise appearance of Janet there is no reason to make an effort to watch this. He is so tired, fake and broke down.

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  6. Its me Gowrl February 2, 2018

    No Janet, no me!

    • Jeans February 2, 2018

      Same here, no janet no me!

  7. stan February 2, 2018

    whatever, jt

  8. Bam February 2, 2018

    Can we stop the hate for a moment to acknowledge how hot JJ is in that pic above. She was/is literally a goddess.

  9. TeaOnly February 2, 2018

    Praying to almighty he dies on stage.

  10. Kennedy February 2, 2018

    He’s so boring and bland. Not withstanding he’s also a weak performer.

  11. Jasmine February 2, 2018

    He is a lie. Janet’s team announced she would NOT be performing a month ago. Randy Jackson denounced the rumor a month ago too. Even Jimmy Jam said in an interview three weeks ago Janet is not performing. Justina is trying to save face but the reality is that both Janet and Jay-z said NO. I hope his performance sucks and the Patriots loose.

  12. Stephy February 2, 2018

    Justin Timberlake bring it on or get dragged come Halftime wigga!

  13. NotoriousTruthTeller February 2, 2018

    I’ll be downloading it. No way he’s getting my stream count.

  14. DanYiel Iman February 2, 2018

    Wondering how much will he be paid…

  15. @Nate February 2, 2018

    He’s so corny.. I bet all parties said a hard NO when he asked. Justin aint stupid, who really is interested in 10 minutes of JT? They should of booked Britney, her books of hits is wayy stronger! The industry knows this flop is happening for Timberlake. The article pic alone says a lot, Janet is a true class A performer, while Justin is basic mashed potatoes, sometimes good & sometimes dry/tasteless. Sidenote: Janet gave one of her best/fierciest performances ever before Justin showed up that night!

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