Justin Timberlake announced on Twitter today that he will perform at the halftime show during the Super Bowl of 2018. When he posted the news on his social media account, he wrote, “I DO have the time. Half the time…#PepsiHalftime.”
The soda juggernaut retweeted the news stating that “it’s official: @jtimberlake is taking the #PepsiHalftime stage.”
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) October 23, 2017
As you may know, Justin appeared at the halftime show during the United States most watched event in 2004. The singer performed alongside Janet Jackson; the performance famously called the “wardrobe function” due to Justin accidentally tearing off a piece of Janet’s clothing.
The incident was widely discussed due to its controversial nature and led to a crackdown as well as a widespread debate regarding “decency” in broadcasting.
According to reports, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), fined CBS $550,000 for the misdemeanor and the network took it all the way to the Supreme Court.
In conclusion, the judges appealed the fine, and it was voided by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2011 ruling. Additionally, in an attempt to reinstate the fine, the court once again struck it down.
Despite the mishap, the Super Bowl is still the most watched event in American television bringing in around 100 million viewers every single year.
Justin joins the ranks of many prolific artists who have performed at the Super Bowl such as Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.