According to a recent interview on Page Sixthat Janet Jackson nip slip wasn’t actually a ‘wardrobe malfunction’.

Wayne Scot Lukas the stylist who was involved in conjuring up Janet Jackson’s 2004 Super Bowl performance with Timberlake has recently revealed to Page Six that Timberlake “insisted on doing something bigger than their performance. He wanted a reveal.”

And what’s more is that the ‘Cry Me A River’ artist allegedly had the intention to “outdo Britney Spears, Madonna and Christina Aguilera”, in particular their performance which involved that on-stage kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Lukas went on to say, “Janet was going to be in a Rocha dress, and [Justin] was going to step on the back of her dress to reveal her butt in this pearl G-string,” he told us. But “the outfit changed a couple of days before, and you saw the magic.”

“I wouldn’t call it a wardrobe ‘malfunction’ in a million years. It was the most functioning wardrobe in history. As a stylist, it did what it was intended to do,” he said. As the story goes, Timberlake ends up tearing off some of Janet’s top, revealing her breast.

Apparently, the initial concept was also for Jackson to rock a pearl G-string, a la Samantha Jones (played by Kim Cattrall) in an episode of Sex and the City, while she’s boarding the jet of her hotel magnate boyfriend at the time.

Timberlake recently issued an apology to both Jackson and Britney Spears in light of the The New York Times documentary, Framing Britney Spears.

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He took to social media to say, “I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond. I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.”

“I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”

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