Janet Jackson Reflects on Super Bowl Incident: It's Still ‘Tough' to Talk About

After receiving widespread scrutiny in the aftermath of her 2004 Super Bowl performance, Janet Jackson recalled leaning into her family and faith.

In a new interview with Allure, the five-time Grammy winner opened up about what helped pull her through the backlash that occurred after the halftime show. During the now-infamous performance, co-performer Justin Timberlake grabbed Jackson bustier in a planned move — which resulted in an unplanned, brief exposure of her right breast.

In the aftermath of the incident, Jackson faced an unprecedented amount of criticism, most recently explored in the 2021 New York Times documentary, “Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson,” and the FCC

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