Contributed by DiVa4LiFe:
We all know it wasn’t an accident because Janet Jackson admitted it, but I don’t think Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC knew that was going to happen he looked shocked and visibly shaken, but I don’t see what was the big deal with the Justin and Janet’s halftime show, I think CBS is making a big deal out of nothing, I don’t see why Janet’s behavior seemed shocking to many. She exudes sexuality, with her multiple piercing and her steamy lyrics, and her portraying a dominatrix in many of her live shows. They didn’t seem to mind her half dressed/cross dressing dancers. And it’s not like her nipple was totally exposed it was covered by a metal shield. Nobody seemed to complain about Lil’ Kim’s pastie during the 1999 MTV VMA’s, or the time Rose McGowan walked down MTV’s red carpet with then boyfriend Marilyn Manson wearing a dress made of chains and nothing else exposing everybody part not to mention how many times we’ve seen Marilyn Manson’s butt exposed during performance, what about that old Cher video, she barely had straps covering her body. CBS is kind of hypocritical considering every year they air the Victoria Secret Fashion show in the same time slots, filled with pasties and G-strings. Not to mention all the nudity on ‘NYPD Blue’.
How about we talk about how incredible they were onstage together, they were totally in sync, and they had great chemistry. I think CBS should be satisfied with the ratings, people tuned in for the half time show alone, with rumors circulating that the two of them would hit the stage. It’s 2004 I say just relax, I bet this is not the worst of it to come, artist are going to continue to cross boundaries, and take things a step further than the last. I think it’s unfair about CBS considering banning both Janet and Justin from the Grammy’s, I don’t think that’s a fair punishment.
What Should CBS Do On Grammy Night?
February 4, 2004 – Toure, contributing editor of Rolling Stone magazine was on CNN’s ‘American Morning’ on Wednesday to discuss *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake exposing Janet Jackson’s breast at the Super Bowl on Sunday, and what he felt CBS should do when both appear at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. Is there a risk to their own reputation if they continue as planned for Sunday evening and leave the pair on the bill? “Well, I think the risk to the reputation would be even more if they banned them or disinvited them, because then that looks tacky,” Toure responded. “It looks like they’re punishing them. Then other stars might start to get involved, hey, wait a minute, like that’s not such a big deal. And then you start to talk about like perhaps nudity in America is, you know, we’re being prudish about it. Besides, they know that everybody wants to see Janet and Justin right now. It’s a ratings boost. So they’d be kind of cutting off their nose to spite their face.” Read more.