Many fans felt that the press treated Janet unfairly, while Justin Timberlake seemed to escape any scrutiny.
A documentary focusing on Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s performance at the 2004 Superbowl is reportedly in the works.
The production team behind the hugely popular Britney Spears documentary released earlier this year are said to be involved in this upcoming project.
The show saw Justin Timberlake join Janet Jackson on stage after she sang Rhythm Nation. The two then performed a duet of his song Rock Your Body.
At the performance’s finale, Timberlake pulled off part of Janet’s outfit, and ended up revealing her breast to an audience of millions.
Many fans lodged formal complaints, and maintained that it was indecent exposure. The halftime performance went on to become one of the most-watched moments in TiVo history.
In the years since, many fans felt that the press treated Janet unfairly in the fallout of the event. Justin Timberlake, meanwhile, appeared to escape scrutiny despite his role in the controversy.
Earlier this year, Timberlake apologised both for this incident, as well as his treatment of his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears.
The lengthy post on social media came in the wake of the Framing Britney documentary.
The Cry Me A River singer wrote:
“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.”
He continued: “The industry is flawed. It sets men, especially white men, up for success. As a man in a privileged position I have to be vocal about this. Because of my ignorance, I didn’t recognize it for all that it was while it was happening in my own life but I do not want to ever benefit from others being pulled down again.”