I don’t believe “wardrobe malfunction” is the true story behind the Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Exhibit A – MTV promises “shocking moments” in the halftime show. (While MTV has since taken down that claim, drudge had the Google cache on their site to prove that it had been said.)
Exhibit B – the song lyric fits the crime. “I’ll have you naked by the end of this song.”
Exhibit C – and to me the most damning: neither Janet nor Justin registered any shock or surprise that her bra had come off! I would think if the wardrobe had malfunctioned in such a humiliating way as to bare something you wouldn’t normally bare in public–and weren’t planning to bare–you might, I don’t know, seek to cover yourself? Or the person singing with you might loan you his jacket?
Exhibit D – Would Janet really have been wearing a nipple cap if she hadn’t expected everyone to see it?
On another note, they seemed to have gotten exactly what they wanted: a lot of buzz. Which has helped to obscure the fact that the halftime show really wasn’t very good.