There’s many reasons to be annoyed by Justin Timerlake. Like his phoniness, or his new Man of The Woods persona that turned out to be a “Filthy” fake-out, or that awful Troll song, or how SexyBack makes my dick want to shrivel up and die and I don’t even have a dick! But the thing I dislike most about him is how he behaved after Nipplegate during the Super Bowl. Justin has always been dodgy about pulling Janet Jackson’s top off during the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2004, and now he’s saying that things are good between he and Janet after he threw her and her nipple under the bus.
Justin might have a chance at redemption with me if he owned up to the clearly (to me at least) biased result that caused Janet’s career to take a hard hit and allowed him to come out smelling like a rose after a little bit of groveling. But nah. That’s what JT ain’t gwon do. He does however claim to have resolved the issue with Janet privately.
As Justin gets ready for yet another chance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show while simultaneously shoving his flannel flecked MOTW beard down our throats, he had yet another chance to clear the air about unleashing Janet’s nipple. Justin talked to Zane Lowe of Beats 1.
Eye contact, Justin! Have you heard of it? What are you even saying? Justin claims it’s not his job to tell people about what went down between him and Janet but maybe if he could be a little more specific, people would stop asking him about it. And I may be an old crank, but I can’t seem to parse this response either (via E! News):
“Yeah and I stumbled through it, to be quite honest,” Timberlake replied. “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.'”
Oooookay, but what does that mean? Can you please be specific? Wires crossed? Was it an accident or intentional? Was it your idea or Janet’s or some producer’s? If you can’t say for contractual reasons say that. What exactly did you learn from it? Do you have lice in your beard or are you just nervous?
I guess if he is really square things with Janet then I can accept that and move on. But I still don’t like cut of your jib, young man! Now where did I put my glasses?