Monday, February 2, 2004
Oh, I'm A Dead Man
The look on Justin's face: Priceless
He is in SO much trouble.
For those of you that missed it, tonight's Super Bowl Half Time show was one for the books. The MTV produced and overly hyped half time show consisted of way too many performers first of all. Janet Jackson is an icon. She doesn't need 4 other performers and two marching bands on stage with her. Nonetheless, the show included Kid Rock (Bob as we unaffectionately call him around these parts), P Diddy (who finds his way into EVERY thing) Nelly and Justin Timberlake who we guess was supposed to be the surprise guest. And surprise us all he did...
Justin was already feeling himself a little too much while on stage with Janet as he smacked her booty and sang his best song Michael Jackson never did, "Rock Your Body". The two of them played pretty well off of each other but as we now know it's all fun and games until someone's booby pops out. At first glance it appears that it was planned. After all, the much unfortunate incident occured right after JT sang "Bet I'll have you naked by the end of this song." If done on purpose, it was timed perfectly. However we are talking about Janet Jackson here. We've been down with Janet since she was singing Young Love and was Willis' girlfriend Charlene on Different Strokes. Although freaky, Janet is still somewhat shy. Janet has always been careful to show some but not all. Remember the infamous Rolling Stone cover with Rene's hands covering her breast? Due to what we have come to expect from Janet in the past, we don't believe that she would purposely do something like this to push up sales for her next album. With all that said, what in the world was supposed to happen?
If you look in the young'n Timberlake's hand, there appears to be 2 pieces of fabric. Our guess is he was supposed to just rip off the leather piece of the corsette but got caught up in the moment and pulled a bit too hard. Upon watching this in slow mo (we had to), the look that comes across Janet's face as she realizes it has all of the sudden become a bit "nipply" outside is one of sheer horror.
If anyone was wondering, the thing that was on her breast was NOT a tassle as we also thought that it was. This is what first made us question whether this was planned or not. As aforementioned, Janet is a little freaky and has numerous body piercings. The one on the breast that was exposed is one in the shape of a sun. We looked on an underground music industry message board that had a picture of it that was so closeup that even though we have girly parts ourselves, we couldn't even recognize what the heck they were showing. Although it gave us WAY too much information, it put to rest any doubts we had about this not being staged. But no it is not a tassle and no we are not putting the link on this site because we already have way too many people on this site looking for porn as it is.
Here are some official statements from some of the players involved:
CBS Statement on Janet Jackson "CBS deeply regrets the incident that occured during the Super Bowl halftime show. We attended all rehearsals throughout the week and there was no indication that any such thing would happen. The moment did not conform to CBS broadcast standards and we would like to apologize to anyone who was offended."
Joe Browne, NFL executive vice president "We were extremely disappointed by elements of the MTV-produced halftime show. They were totally inconsistent with assurances our office was given about the content of the show. It's unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime.''
And lastly, Justin Timberlake's statement
"I am sorry that anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance of the Super Bowl. It was not intentional and is regrettable."
Justin, Justin, Justin. Oh you nasty boy...