The New York Times documentary about the famous ‘nipplegate’ incident involving Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake during the 2004 Super Bowl intermission cannot be endorsed by the 55-year-old singer. According to Wayne Scot Lukas, the stylist who designed the much-discussed outfit for that performance, Jackson did not want to participate in the documentary. This reports Page Six.
“She has not asked for a Janet Jackson documentary and is not looking forward to this. She has asked all of us not to participate because she wants to tell her own story,” said Lukas, who said he contributed to the documentary. which Janet herself will release in January 2022. “I didn’t talk about the Super Bowl in that either, because that’s something she handles herself. I stick to my own story and have worked with Janet for 18 years, so you can count on me to be loyal to her. ”
The documentary, titled Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson, examines how Jackson was canceled after her chest was shown during the performance by colleague Justin Timberlake, who tore open her outfit. The incident went all over the world and although Timberlake had the largest share in the ‘stunt’, it was Jackson who had to pay for it with cancellations and rejections.
For example, she was denied access to the Grammy Awards while Justin received a nomination. The Viacom company, which produced the halftime show, stopped broadcasting video clips of Janet on MTV, which was also owned by Viacom. The opposition did not turn out to be the end of Jackson’s career. For example, the singer was added to the Rock & Rock Hall Of Fame in 2019, after her brothers as The Jackson 5 in 1997 and Michael Jackson as a solo artist in 2001 were already awarded that honor. She also remains one of the world’s best-selling female artists of all time.