The dark truth behind Janet Jackson's infamous Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction exposed in new documentary

A NEW documentary surrounding Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s infamous Super Bowl half-time scandal will debut later this month.

The damning reveal will recall the moment when Justin tore off part of Janet’s corset and bra as they performed together at the NFL half-time show in 2004.

Despite Justin being the one to rip off Janet’s clothing, the 54-year-old singer was forced to apologise – as well as being fined and blacklisted by MTV and US radio at the time.

While Janet’s career faltered in the face of controversy, Justin's career continued to soar.

The new two night four-hour documentary, simply titled "Janet Jackson", will premiere on January 31 on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW in celebration of the star’s 40th anniversary of her debut album.

According to the films official description, it will feature rare footage and interviews with several people who were at the controls that night in Houston.

Those on camera – including NFL and MTV executives – will reconstruct an incident that shook the country and explain how it shaped culture in the decades to follow.

This is Janet’s life story in her own words, with five years of access to Janet herself alongside interviews with her nearest and dearest: siblings, friends, business partners, peers, and journalists.

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Contributors include Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Johnny Gill (Janet’s Friend), Debbie Allen (Actress, co-star on Fame and friend), Paula Abdul (Choreographer), Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, Wende Watt (Neighbour), David Ritz (biographer), Gerrick Kennedy (Journalist), Regina King (co-star and friend), Ciara, Teyana Taylor, Whoopi Goldberg, and Tina Landon (Janet’s creative director).

Rick Murray, Executive Producer for Workerbee, said: “The project has taken five years to come to fruition, but it’s been worth the wait as we gained unprecedented access to a global icon.

"We’re delighted to be working with Sky Documentaries on this again as our UK partner.”

Benjamin Hirsch, Director, added: “The project started life as a behind-the-scenes tour film, but as Janet, who is a notoriously private person, started to open up we soon realised that there was a much bigger story to tell.

"To get the opportunity to tell her story and delve through never-before-seen personal archives has been fascinating.”

News of the documentary comes months after Justin issued a public apology to both Janet and his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears for "benefiting from a system that condones misogyny and racism".

His lengthy message followed backlash he received for claims made in the Framing Britney documentary, which accused him of fuelling allegations that the popstar cheated on him. 

Janet Jackson will premiere on Sky Documentaries and NOW from January 31 2022.

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