Justin Timberlake ‘puts new music on hold’ after Janet Jackson documentary unveils ‘Nipplegate’ controversy
- The film follows the infamous incident where Justin ripped a piece off Janet’s top and exposed her bare chest to millions of viewers on the 2004 show.
- Janet was subsequently blacklisted from the industry, her singles and music videos banned from television and radio.
- Justin’s last album, Man Of The Woods, was released four years ago and he’s been quietly working on new tracks since then that may still be postponed.
He released his last album Man Of The Woods four years ago.
But fans of 40-year-old Justin Timberlake will be waiting a while as the singer has put his return to music on hold.
While he recently teased collaborations with artists like Justin Bieber on Instagram, everything could be postponed following the release of a Janet Jackson documentary.
Incident: Justin Timberlake, 40, to suspend his new music following Janet Jackson’s new documentary that will lift the veil on the “Nipplegate” controversy
The Sun revealed that Justin is concerned the documentary, which is slated for part one on January 28, could cause chaos in his career.
The five-year film will end Jackson’s career and feature the infamous “Nipplegate” controversy at 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, Texas.
The incident that marked Janet’s career decline saw Justin come off relatively unscathed removing a piece of his corset and exposing Janet on stage.
Backlash? Justin is concerned that the documentary, which features the incident in which he ripped off a piece of Janet’s top and exposed her bare chest, could cause chaos in his career.
A source said: “To say that Justin and his crew are worried about the documentary is an understatement.
“There was a backlash against him last year after the release of the documentary Framing Britney Spears and he was criticized for the way he treated Britney when they separated in 2002.”
Regarding the new music, the source added, “He’s been quietly working on the music, but there’s no way he’s going to release anything anytime soon with it over his head. “
Around the time of the Super Bowl performance, Janet’s choreographer teased shocking moments from the routine and a surprise appearance from Justin.
Worried: Source added: “He’s been quietly working on music, but there’s no way he’s going to release anything anytime soon with it over his head.”
However, during their last song, Justin ripped a piece of Alexander McQueen’s costume from Janet and exposed his bare chest to over 100 million viewers.
The event turned into a he-she-said of what should have been shown at the end of the song.
Janet was subsequently blacklisted from the industry, with her singles and music videos banned from television and radio.
In addition to her near-end career, Janet was forced to apologize for the incident on a major media tour while Justin was left relatively unharmed.
Response: Justin posted this statement on Instagram in February to apologize for his past treatment of women
In February, Justin apologized to his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears on Instagram, 19 years after publicly blaming her for their breakup and using his “crush” to promote his music.
Her apology came after being tagged in social media posts about Spears and the campaign to free her from a guardianship held by her father.
He also apologized to Janet. In the lengthy Instagram post, Justin said, “I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson individually, because I care about and respect these women and I know I’ve failed.”
“I know I failed”: Justin was criticized following documentary by ex-girlfriend Britney Spears, who he dated from 1998 to 2002