Big congratulations are in order for Justin Timberlake, as we've finally overcome inequality in the world, so he's allowed to perform again at the Superbowl Halftime Show! Yay!
As you may recall from 2004's infamous show, featuring Timberlake and Janet Jackson, the end of their duet of the song "Rock Your Body" featured Timberlake saying the line "I'm gonna have you naked by the end of this song!" At that point he grabbed Jackson's breast and yanked a whole bra cup clean off. Here's where the wicket got sticky.
According to Jackson's people in the aftermath, the black outer cup of her costume was supposed to come off, revealing the red lace bra underneath. You could see the red lace that was part of the outfit the whole time. But instead the whole thing yanked free, exposing her breast, giving rise to the term "wardrobe malfunction," causing the network to institute a five-second delay on live performances, and earning a $500,000 fine from the FCC for indecency. Shit.
Jackson, who had a new album out at the time, was s**t on wholeheartedly by everyone. MTV stopped playing her videos (they used to play videos, Google it), and so did most Viacom properties, Clear Channel, and all sorts of places which any musician is going to rely on. Her album sales were in the toilet. Meanwhile, Timberlake sneaked by like a hand snatching at a boob.