R&B superstar Janet Jackson has the green light to hit the stage with Super Bowl LII halftime performer Justin Timberlake. The NFL has reportedly shut down rumors of banning Jackson from reuniting with Timberlake over their now-infamous boob-exposing 2004 incident.

According to a report, the National Football League could experience the same antic come February 2018.

If Justin Timberlake wants Janet Jackson in his halftime show, he can have Janet Jackson … because there is NO official ban barring her from performing at Super Bowl 52, TMZ Sports has learned. After the nipplegate incident in 2004, Janet was seemingly blackballed by the NFL — she hasn’t worked with the league since. We reached out to the league and we’re told straight-up, “There’s no ban.” (TMZ)

Yesterday, Timberlake publicly announced he would grace the Super Bowl halftime show.

I DO have the time. Half the time… #PepsiHalftime #SBLII @Pepsi @NFL @JimmyFallon @FallonTonight

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Last month, speculation developed over Timberlake possibly headlining next February’s Super Bowl halftime show.


According to multiple sources, Justin Timberlake is the frontrunner to perform at next year’s Super Bowl halftime show. It’s hard to believe this February will mark 14 years since Timberlake’s baring of Janet Jackson’s right breast during halftime of Super Bowl XXXVIII at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. (Variety)

A few weeks ago, the NFL addressed hype about Justin’s longtime pal JAY-Z getting considered for the halftime set.

“No decisions have been made on the performer(s) and we are not going to speculate on particular artists,” the NFL said in a statement on Wednesday. “Along with Pepsi, we know that we will put on a spectacular show. When it is time to announce her name we will do it. Or his name. Or their names.” (Statement)