It has been more than a decade since Janet Jackson’s career was hugely successful during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show when she performed with “Summer Love” singer Justin Timberlake. According to Don, Jackson and his stylist were reportedly working on a unique costume hack that was intended to reveal a red bodice, but instead featured the artist’s nipple filming on national television.
The Hulu documentary is one hour long, and while it doesn’t provide much insight into how the fashion misstep came about, it offers a deep dive into the impact it had on both artists’ careers.
As reported by TMZ, the then best dog on CBS, Les Moonves, “demanded a face-to-face apology from Justin and Janet, hinting that if they didn’t, there would be trouble.” The social network The star reportedly stopped by the CBS Los Angeles office at the time and offered a metaphorical “ring kiss” to her superior.
Jackson, on the other hand, refused to apologize. Seeing that Moonves was “deeply embarrassed and furious” over what had happened on stage, the documentary apparently notes that he has something to do with the downfall of the “This Is How Love” hitmaker’s career. While excluded from the Grammys, Timberlake performed and won the award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Following the incident, the Indiana-born star faced harsh headlines from the media, who apparently made her the butt of a long-running joke that she did not want to participate in. In the years since, Timberlake has apologized multiple times, including earlier this year when he addressed both Janet and his ex-girlfriend, Britney Spears.
“I have seen the messages, tags, comments and concerns and I want to respond. I deeply regret the moments in my life when my actions contributed to the problem, when I spoke out of turn or did not stand up for what was right, ”the 40-year-old shared from his application of notes in February. “I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.”
He continued: “I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson, both individually, because I care and respect these women and I know I failed… The industry has flaws. It makes men, especially white men, successful. It is designed this way. As a man in a privileged position, I have to talk about this. “
As for Moonves, he left CBS in disgrace some time ago. Jackson has yet to rebound from the success of his 2004 career, but the new documentary helps shed light on some of the pitfalls of the music industry so that it can grow and improve in the future.