Justin Timberlake Addresses Returning to Super Bowl After 2004 Janet Jackson Exposure

Justin Timberlake is set to perform during halftime of Super Bowl LII.

Timberlake announced the news on Twitter, sharing a brief clip that saw him revealing the news alongside talk show host Jimmy Fallon.

Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show on February 4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

It is not yet known whether Timberlake will be performing on the halftime stage solo or he will be accompanied by another guest/guests, which has become somewhat of a trend at Super Bowls recently.

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Following the Timberlake news, some people online were upset that Jackson, whose career suffered in the wake of the 2004 incident while Timberlake's continued to flourish, was not also invited to return.

This will be Timberlake's third Super Bowl halftime performance, the most for any entertainer.

The FCC mandated a delay on live performances thereafter.

During an interview broadcast at halftime of NBC's "Sunday Night Football", Timberlake laughed off questions about a repeat of the infamous moment, which drew CBS a $550,000 fine from the Federal Communications Commission that was later overturned. He also was nominated for an Oscar for the song and performed it to open the Oscars ceremony earlier this year. He previously appeared at Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa in 2001, but it was his appearance with Jackson at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston in 2004 that caused controversy. While Timberlake was ostensibly the one responsible for the gaffe, Jackson received a majority of the scrutiny from the media. Timberlake joins other recent headliners Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars.

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