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    Posted on Sep 28, 2017

    Justin Timberlake Might Return To The Super Bowl Halftime Show After Nipplegate And Some People Are Pissed

    It's been 14 years since #Nipplegate.

    The NFL still hasn't announced who will headline this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show, but according to Variety, there's a clear frontrunner: Justin Timberlake.

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    That may come as a shock to anyone who remembers a little incident called ~Nipplegate~. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, gather round and I'll tell you a story from the olden days!

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    In 2004, JT and Janet Jackson performed "Rock Your Body" together at the halftime show. Justin ripped off a piece of Janet's costume, exposing her breast, and the world went briefly insane.

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    Timberlake famously blamed the incident on a "wardrobe malfunction."

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    And the NFL hasn't let Justin or Janet return to the halftime stage ever since.

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    But now, the NFL is ~reportedly~ considering Timberlake as this year's headliner.

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    And while some folks are very excited by this prospect...

    Justin Timberlake is performing at the 2018 Super Bowl?👀 Honestly, can't wait to see

    ...others have pointed out the unfairness of inviting Justin back, but not Janet.

    Justin Timberlake can perform at the Super Bowl but Janet Jackson is still blacklisted. Talk about white privilege.....

    Justin Timberlake exposed a woman's titty, let her take all the blame, she gets banned, now he's invited back?

    My only problem w/ Justin Timberlake is how he's been able to flourish post-Super Bowl drama & how he never really shared the blame w/ Janet

    Keep in mind, the NFL has yet to confirm any of these JT rumors — so they might not even be true. In a statement to the Washington Post, an NFL spokesperson wrote:

    No decisions have been made on the performer(s) and we are not going to speculate on particular artists. Along with Pepsi, we know that we will put on a spectacular show. When it is time to announce her name we will do it. Or his name. Or their names.

    But if the rumors ARE true, Justin should consider this Twitter user's idea, just to keep things fair:

    If Justin Timberlake does Super Bowl halftime, Janet Jackson should get to come out & rip the ass of his pants off.

    Well, we'll see!

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