Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson are on good terms again, according to the “Filthy” singer.
Timberlake is scheduled to perform during the Super Bowl halftime show next month marking his first performance at the event since the infamous “Nipplegate” incident in 2004.
After exposing Jackson’s breast on stage during their performance of “Rock Your Body,” Jackson’s music videos and songs were blacklisted. She also reportedly was disinvited from the Grammys that year. Meanwhile, Timberlake’s career was left unaffected.
Jackson immediately apologized but Timberlake appeared to have no remorse for the “wardrobe malfunction.”
“It was fun. It was quick, slick, to the point,” he told Access Hollywood at the time.
In an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, Timberlake, 36, admits he “stumbled” through the aftermath of the Super Bowl controversy.
“I stumbled through it,” Timberlake told Lowe. “To be quite honest, I had my wires crossed. It’s just something that you have to look back on and go, ‘OK, you can’t change what’s happened, but you can move forward and learn from it.”
As for Timberlake’s relationship with Jackson now, he says he “absolutely” made peace.
“I don’t know that a lot of people know that,” Timberlake says. “I mean, I don’t think it’s my job to do that, because you value the relationships that you do have with people.”
As for what Timberlake has in store for this year’s Super Bowl performance, he promises that it won’t be a repeat of 2004.
“To be honest, (it) wasn’t too much of a conversation,” Timberlake says. “Just one of those things where we go, ‘We’re not gonna …’ What do you want me to say? Like, ‘We’re not gonna do that again’?”
Timberlake will perform the Super Bowl halftime show for a second time on Sunday, Feb. 4 on NBC.