The Chicago Sun-Times reports a group that included Craig Kilborn, JC Chasez of *NSYNC, and producer Jimmy Jam kidded Christina Aguilera at the BMG party about her Janet Jackson exposure joke on the Grammy Awards broadcast. “I thought it was the best way to just move on … that whole thing has been SO exaggerated!” the diva said, firmly gripping her Grammy.
Janet Jackson’s Grammy Absence Still Leads To Leno Wisecracks
February 10, 2004 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Monday night, “Here’s the scorecard from last night’s Grammys – censors 15, naked breasts 0. Pretty much a wipeout. … How many watched the Grammys? You know last night, I sat down to watch the Grammys, I turn it on and Prince is doing the opening number. He’s on stage singing ‘Purple Rain’. And I’m thinking how long is this tape delayed – 20 years?! … As you know there was a 5 minute tape delay at the Grammys last night which can be dangerous. For a lot of artists they only have 10 minutes left. … As you know by now, Janet Jackson was not there last night. It seems she caught a chest cold. … In fact, Janet Jackson’s current boyfriend says that Janet is holding up fine. Which is good news, because I thought she was starting to sag a little.”