After receiving widespread scrutiny within the aftermath of her 2004 Super Bowl efficiency, Janet Jackson recalled leaning into her household and religion.
In a brand new interview with Allure, the five-time Grammy winner opened up about what helped pull her via the backlash that occurred after the halftime present. During the now-infamous efficiency, co-performer Justin Timberlake grabbed Janet’s bustier in a deliberate transfer—which resulted in an unplanned, transient publicity of her proper breast.
In the aftermath of the incident, Janet confronted an unprecedented quantity of backlash, most lately explored within the 2021 New York Times documentary, Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson, and the FCC fined CBS $550,000. Not solely was Janet the primary goal of headlines poking enjoyable on the incident, however her subsequent album launch, Damita Jo, did not carry out in addition to anticipated, whereas Timberlake’s profession soared. He was additionally invited again to carry out on the Super Bowl halftime present in 2018.
After being requested how she weathered that exact “storm,” she recalled to the outlet, “What’s really important is going back to having that foundation. Not just family, but God. That’s what really pulled me through,” including, “It’s tough for me to talk about that time.”