In under three weeks, on February 4 in Minneapolis, pop prince Justin Timberlake will perform live at the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show. His set arrives exactly 14 years after his infamous surprise appearance with Janet Jackson and the “wardrobe malfunction” that defined 2004. For those who’ve forgotten—how could you?—JT gestured towards Janet’s chest and pulled on her costume to, feasibly, expose another part of her garment. Instead, Justin ripped open her top and everyone caught a glimpse of Jackson’s right breast. Deemed “Nipplegate,” the entire thing was a true, unadulterated disaster. It still stings, and, honestly, the only way Justin could actually do good on Janet would be to, I don’t know, apologize and maybe bring her out at the big sports ball event. He probably won’t do any of that, because it seems he’s forgotten Janet Jackson was there at all—or so his recent interview with Apple Music Beats 1 radio host Zane Lowe (above) seems to suggest.
Lowe is careful to bring up the past, to which Timberlake responds:
“What am I gonna say? We’re not going to do that again.”
“I stumbled through it, to be quite honest. I had my wires crossed and it’s just something that you have to look back on and go, like, ‘Ok, well you know, you can’t change what’s happened but you can move forward and learn from it.’”
“I don’t think a lot of people know that. I don’t think it’s my job to do that because you value the relationships that you do have with people.”
Yup. It’s a true trifecta of nothingness, a whole lotta nonsense from the new, bug-eating Justin Timberlake. Apologize or get outta here, JT! I don’t forgive you.