Janet Jackson still struggles to discuss the Nipplegate scandal

For Janet Jackson it is still not easy to approach the Nipplegate as the event has put a lasting brake on her career. With this impression of losing ground, she had to find her bases. “What’s really important is getting back to basics. Not just family, but God. That’s what really helped me. It’s hard for me to talk about that time,” she told Allure.

As a reminder, the scandal erupted when the singer found herself topless after the Super Bowl halftime concert in 2004, which she shared with Justin Timberlake. It was the latter who had torn off one of the breast shields of Janet Jackson’s costume. And because all of America saw, for a fraction of a second, a nipple of the star during this very family television moment, the artist had found herself ostracized by the entertainment sector, seeing her passages in radio and television reduced to a trickle while Justin Timberlake had come away white as snow.

Whether she likes it or not

If Janet Jackson would do well to return to this great moment of misogyny, she believes that there may be some good in reviving the debate. “Whether I want to be part of this debate or not, it doesn’t matter, I’m 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 since changed for the better. »

The Nipplegate affair recently came back to the fore after the broadcast last November of Malfunction : The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson, a documentary from the producers of Framing Britney Spears.

Finally, a new two-part documentary devoted to the career of the 55-year-old singer, in which she participates and soberly baptized Janet, will be released in the United States at the end of the month on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the release of his debut album.

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