Justin Timberlake Set To Perform At The Super Bowl Halftime Show
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TO PERFORM SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW
The singer will return despite his part in the controversial 2004 show when Janet Jackson had her infamous wardrobe malfunction and exposed one breast. After his stint with *NSYNC in the 90s and 2000s, Timberlake went solo, and has now moved on to acting. He still releases music every so often, his latest hit being “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” produced for the movie Trolls.
In addition to 2004’s Super Bowl XXXVIII show in Houston, Timberlake also performed in 2001 at Super Bowl XXXV. The 2004 incident led the F.C.C. to more thoroughly monitor Halftime shows, and also led to a hefty fine for the singer. During an interview during Sunday Night Football, Timberlake promised, “That won’t happen this time.”
The choice to go with the “SexyBack” singer fits with the NFL’s hopes to trend to younger viewers, rather than choosing older, safer performers. Recent Halftime show performers include Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and Katy Perry.
Timberlake announced his return to the Halftime show stage with a clip with Jimmy Fallon. The pair went back and forth asking if they “have the time,” which quickly became “half time,” before Timberlake declared, “I do Halftime.”
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) October 23, 2017