Justin Timberlake Will Return To The Super Bowl Halftime Stage As A Headliner
Justin Timberlake is bringing his sexy back to Super Bowl stage. After the infamous “nipplegate” incident in 2004, the “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” singer will finally grace the stage at 2018 Super Bowl. Justin announced the good news on Twitter on October 22, sharing a short video with best friend Jimmy Fallon and captioning it, “I DO have the time. Half the time.”
The 21-second video finds Justin goofing around with the “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” host. Justin jokingly asks in a faux-accent, “Excuse me sir, do you have the time?” Instead of answering the question, Jimmy asks the “Runner Runner” star back, “I was going to ask you, sir, if you have the time.”
The silly conversation goes on until Jimmy asks, “You’re doing the halftime show at the Super Bowl?” Justin doesn’t give him any responds, but he looks straight at the camera. Jimmy then starts jumping as he shouts, “You do halftime!” The video ends with both of them jumping together as Justin yells, “I’m doing halftime!”
Following the tweet, Pepsi also shared the news on its official Twitter account, writing, “It’s official: @jtimberlake is taking the #PepsiHalftime stage at #SBL! Tune into #SNF tonight for the full scoop & we’ll see you on Feb 4!”
It’s been 14 years since Justin’s last performance at Super Bowl halftime show, which was also known as the infamous “nipplegate” incident. Justin performed “Rock Your Body” with Janet Jackson that time, where he accidentally removed one of Janet’s ensemble and revealed the “Love Will Never Do” singer’s bare breast to more than 90 million audiences.
The incident became viral in no time, leading to Janet become the most searched person and term of 2004. The 51-year-old singer eventually made a Guinness World Record for “most searched in Internet history” and “most searched news item” in 2007. YouTube creator Jawed Karim even said that the incident inspired him to create the video-sharing site, because Jawed couldn’t find the footage anywhere.