Janet Jackson finally came out to deny her involvement with the Super Bowl this year. In an official statement to People Magazine, Janet said she would not be performing or making an appearance tomorrow at the event.
Even though she’s not going, she thanked her fans for the support and said she “looks forward to seeing you all very soon.”
Celebrity Insider reported previously that there were a ton of rumors regarding a possible involvement with the half-time show, but it hadn’t been confirmed officially by her team.
The news of her denial comes a day after the New York Post claims her family members are still not happy with the “Filthy” singer, 37, for his involvement with her embarrassing slip-up during the half-time show in 2004.
Joseph Jackson, the family patriarch, said the only way they would forgive him is if Timberlake invited her to perform again.
He said, “if (Justin) is such a gentleman, he would make sure Janet is there.” Another family member said as a result of the incident Justin’s career took off and Janet’s was “blackballed.”
As you may know, the incident took place when they performed his hit song, “Rock Your Body.” Timberlake attempted to take off a part of her corset – in a preplanned stunt – and accidentally removed part of her bra.
Janet’s breast was exposed to a national audience of over 100 million people, with the outcome of a $550,000 fine imposed by the FCC and a 10-second delay in all live broadcasts from then on.
The incident garnered national attention from family groups, Christian organizations, and other associations committed to moral virtues in the United States.
Following the announcement of Justin’s performance this year at the Super Bowl, a Twitter hashtag began trending: #JusticeForJanet.
Furthermore, during a radio interview, Justin addressed the claims and said he had his “wires crossed.” The singer admitted they had squashed their beef and are now looking forward instead of backward toward their past mistakes.