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Makers of Framing Britney Spears reportedly working on Janet Jackson ‘Nipplegate’ documentary

By | Published on Tuesday 27 April 2021

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The makers of the ‘Framing Britney Spears’ documentary have reportedly now turned their attention to Janet Jackson’s ‘Nipplegate’ incident at the 2004 Super Bowl half time show.

According to the New York Post, Left/Right TV is in the early stages of the project, which will have some links to the Britney Spears film.

When Justin Timberlake ripped off part of Jackson’s costume at the Super Bowl show, exposing one of her breasts, it triggered a chain of events that, of course, saw her career falter as a result – not least because she was blacklisted by MTV, owned by the show’s producer Viacom – while his actually received a boost from it all.

This came up in the ‘Framing Britney Spears’ programme, alongside public comments Timberlake had made about Spears following their break up as a couple.

In February, Timberlake apologised to both women, saying: “I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism”.

Earlier this month, a stylist who worked on the 2004 Super Bowl performance, Wayne Scot Lukas, claimed that the so called ‘wardrobe malfunction’ had actually been Timberlake’s idea as a way to upstage Spears, who had grabbed headlines by kissing Madonna at the MTV Video Music Awards months earlier.

Claims such as this will seemingly be investigated in the as-yet-untitled documentary, with an unnamed source telling the New York Post: “It’s going to be all about the fallout and the suits who fucked over Janet [at] Viacom. They’re reaching out to everyone who was involved: dancers, stylists, directors. Everyone”.

Another source, said to be “close to Timberlake”, adds: “This is unfortunately about the tenth one of these, but hopefully they include all sides”.

Like ‘Framing Britney Spears’, Left/Right TV is reportedly making the film in partnership with the New York Times, with plans for it to air on Hulu and FX in the US.

In other Janet Jackson news, the musician has announced that she is releasing a number of NFTs and “augmented experiences” in partnership with tech company RTFKT to mark the 35th anniversary of her ‘Control’ album. Because nothing says ‘party’ like an unnecessary contribution to climate change.

“Janet’s longevity is a testament to her forward thinking”, says RTFKT President Rocky Mudaliar. “Our partnership will bring rare and highly interactive experiences to the blockchain and social media. We are THRILLED to welcome Janet Jackson to the RTFKT family”.

What exactly fans will be able to bid for will be revealed in the coming weeks. A portion of the proceeds raised from the campaign will be donated to the charity Compassion International.

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