Believe it or not, Janet Jackson is not banned from the Super Bowl, even though there have been tons of rumors online about it.
In 2004, Justin Timberlake famously ripped off part of Janet Jackson’s clothing causing a NSFW (not safe for work) moment on national television’s biggest stage. It led to a tidal wave of regulations, backlash, and FCC violations. Most people thought we’d never see either of them on national stage again.
Fast-forward to 13 years later and Justin Timberlake is headlining the halftime show for Super Bowl LII in Minnesota.
Many are wondering if Jackson will pop up, but for now the NFL is not saying anything on the matter.
“We are not going to comment on any speculation regarding potential guests. There may be no guests. Along with Pepsi, we’re excited to have Justin Timberlake.”
It’s clear they are trying to steer way away from the whole thing, but after all, it had to be coming.
We will just have to wait and see.