Jay Leno joked about the Janet Jackson Super Bowl breast flash during his Tonight Show monologue on Wednesday night. Jay joked, “CBS announced today they will be using a five second tape delay when they televise the Grammy’s next week so they can stop any artist who attempts to flash. This is basically a booby trap. … More problems for Janet Jackson. Last night, she was pulled over and ticketed by police. It seems one of her headlights was out. … The President of MTV Judy McGrath, who produced the halftime show, said she was ‘horrified’. So apparently she doesn’t watch MTV.”
Grammys Boot Janet Jackson
February 5, 2004 – A source close to the Grammy Awards show told The New York Post the producers – under pressure from CBS, which is airing the awards on Sunday at 8 p.m. – told Janet’s representatives her presence would overwhelm the telecast following the Super Bowl breast flashing incident. “Certainly you don’t want to reward her with exposure on the Grammys after she effectively pirated CBS’s air waves at the Super Bowl,” the source said. Grammy insiders say Jackson and Justin Timberlake were originally supposed to open the Grammy-cast with a surprise performance.