Fans have been calling for Justin Timberlake to apologize to Janet Jackson since 2004’s infamous Super Bowl Halftime Show and, apparently, the singer has.
In an upcoming interview with Zane Lowe, Timberlake revealed that he and Jackson buried the hatchet. According to Pitchfork, when the Beats 1 Radio host asked Timberlake about the incident where he touched her top, exposing her nipple Timberlake said, “Absolutely.”
Adding, “And I don’t know that a lot of people know that. I don’t think it’s my job to do that because you value the relationships that you do have with people.”
It was confirmed back in October that Timberlake would take the stage during this year’s Super Bowl Halftime show on Feb 4, resulting in an outcry from fans who believed Jackson had been treated unfairly after the wardrobe malfunction.
Much of the blame was placed on Jackson following the wardrobe malfunction with MTV’s then chief executive, Tom Freston, telling reporters that it was a publicity stunt “engineered” by Jackson. Jackson was also dropped from a Luther Vandross tribute at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards, while Timberlake’s performance went on as scheduled at the event.
And, despite revealing that he and Jackson are on good terms, some are still wary of the singer.
Jackson has yet to comment on whether or not the two have made amends. But one wonders if a public incident warrants a public apology? Or should we just forgive and move on?