Justin Timberlake set up Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl wardrobe viral dysfunction?
On Sunday April 11, Jackson’s stylist who prepped her for the 2004 Super Bowl performance, Wayne Scot Lukas, told Page Six that Timberlake wanted the moment to allegedly outdo his ex Britney Spears.
At the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna kissed and performed with Spears and Christina Aguilera. Lukas said Timberlake “insisted on doing something bigger than their performance. He wanted a revelation.”
Lukas shared that Jackson originally planned to wear an outfit inspired by Kim Cattrall’s character in Sex and the City.
“Janet was going to wear a Rocha dress, and [Justin] was going to walk on the back of her dress to reveal her butt in that beaded thong, ”he shared with the outlet. However, “the outfit changed a few days ago, and you saw the magic.
At the end of the halftime show, Timberlake removed part of her black corset top to reveal her breasts. At the time, Timberlake called it a “wardrobe malfunction,” which Lukas claimed was not.
“I wouldn’t call this a wardrobe ‘malfunction’ in a million years,” Lukas added. “It was the most functional wardrobe in history. As a stylist, she did what she was supposed to do,” he said.
Timberlake’s recent public apology to Jackson inspired Lukas to talk about the event seventeen years later. Lukas is currently working on a revealing book on the entertainment and fashion industries.