The 55-year-old singer called the period “difficult”.
Janet Jackson finds it “difficult” to talk about the famous incident she experienced at the Super Bowl halftime concert in 2004. During the event, her chest was exposed by Justin Timberlake to the public for about one. half a second.
Since then, the incident is often referred to as ‘Nipplegate’ or ‘Janetgate’, and although she apologized at the time, it took a toll on her career. “What is really important is to find a solid base. Not just with my family, but also with God. That’s what really helped me, she said in an interview with “Allure”. It’s difficult for me to talk about that time. ”
“Things have obviously changed for the better since then”
She then hinted at the misogyny of the situation, with the controversy prompting her being blacklisted, most notably by Les Moonves, who was then CEO of CBS Corporation. She subsequently experienced a reduction in the airing of her songs on the radio, the promotion of her television business and her sales.
Media coverage has also overwhelmingly downplayed the role of Justin Timberlake. “Whether I want to be part of this debate or not, I am part of this debate,” she continued. I think it is important. Not just for me, but for women. So I think it’s important that the conversation took place. You see what I mean? And things have obviously changed for the better since then. ”
The 55-year-old superstar is currently promoting his documentary titled “Janet,” which is due to air Jan. 28-29 in the United States.