The NFL Says Janet Jackson Isn't Banned From The Super Bowl Halftime Show, And People Are Telling Timberlake To Make Things Right

Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake

The NFL Says Janet Jackson Isn't Banned From The Super Bowl Halftime Show, And People Are Telling Timberlake To Make Things Right

"Invite Janet for a duet. You, uh, kinda owe her."

Published October 23, 2017

Twitter immediately took issue withΒ Justin Timberlake being confirmed as the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show performer. And for good reason. Let's not forget the way he let Janet Jackson deal with the repercussions alone after their notorious 2004 "Nipplegate" Super Bowl performance, which prompted the FCC to introduce a five-second delay during live broadcasts.

Well, shortly after the news confirming Timberlake's performance broke, TMZ Sports reported that the NFL doesn't have an official ban on Jackson performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

And since that was reported Monday afternoon, people have been urging JT to use this opportunity as a means to make things right with Jackson over the way he handled the fallout from their performance 13 years ago. People think that should mean sharing the stage with the icon or at the very least offering a heartfelt apology.

Check out these reactions.

  1. People didn't hesitate letting Timberlake know what he needs to do now that he has secured his spot as the Super Bowl LII performer in Minnesota On february 4

    Talk to 'em! Yes!

  2. And the '#JusticeForJanet' hash tag made its rounds on Twitter

    Damn ... "the little snake."

  3. Bringing out Janet would be the 'right thing' to do

    If he did invite her, would Janet accept his invitation?

  4. If JT does invite Janet, people would be happy with him simply stepping aside

    Imagine that!

  5. at the very least, people are expecting an apology ... and a long one

    Hey, Justin ... "don't be so quick to walk away."

  6. Many people think the NFL just went on record to say Janet isn't banned just to generate hype for the Halftime Show

    Good points.

  7. But even if that's the case, Twitter is making it clear what Justin must do ...

    How do you think the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show will pan out?

Written by BET Staff

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