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Justin Timberlake Opens Up About Janet Jackson Super Bowl Scandal (Video)

14 years later, Timberlake is revealing the status of his relationship with Janet.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

It was the nipple seen 'round the world. Back in 2004, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson's Super Bowl halftime performance made headlines when the show culminated in an accidental wardrobe malfunction, with Timberlake tearing away a piece of Jackson's outfit and exposing her breast on live television.

The aftermath wasn't pretty, with Jackson (and her career) taking the brunt of the backlash. In a 2006 MTV interview, JT even admitted that he got "10 percent of the blame," while Jackson took the rest.

Now, in a new interview with Beats 1's Zane Lowe, Timberlake is opening up about what happened, and says that he and Janet have "absolutely" made peace with each other since then.

"I don't know that a lot of people know that," he explained. "I don't think it’s my job to do that, because you value the relationships that you do have with people."

As for the scandal itself, JT says he "stumbled" through it.

"I had my wires crossed and it's just something that you have to look back on and go like, OK, well, you know, you can't change what's happened, but you can move forward and learn from it," he continued.

Timberlake is set to perform at this year's Super Bowl halftime show, but no word yet on whether Jackson intends to join him for an encore performance.

You can check out JT's full interview below.

[Photo: Getty Images]
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