Janet Jackson's halftime concert at Super Bowl XXXVIII was full of super sizzle to say the least. Her performance was extremely provocative beyond the fact that the Super Bowl event is usual a family affair. Well, Janet put a stop to all of that. During the R&B diva's show, pop heartthrob Justin Timberlake joined her in a sinful duet of his song "Rock Your Body." At the end of the performance, Justin rips off Janet's right breastplate from her outfit and . . . surprise! . . . Janet reveals a breast with a spikey piece of metal covering her nipple.
Was Janet trying to divert attention away from her brother Michael and his legal woes with this nudie bomb, or is Miss "Nasty" truly an R&B freak of the week?
All and all, I was flabbergasted. In fact, I was in shock and awe.
Ah, hell . . . I loved it.
You know, President George W. Bush was probably watching the show and said to himself, "Damn those Jacksons! I didn't know Janet was hiding a weapon of mass titillation."
But I wasn't the only one in shock: Super Bowl officials are not happy with MTV (who produced the event) or with Janet. They released this statement:
"We were extremely disappointed by elements of the MTV-produced Halftime show. They were totally inconsistent with assurances our office was given about the show. It's unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime."
MTV issued a contrite statement, saying the incident was "unrehearsed, unplanned [and] completely unintentional."
Yeah . . . right.
Meanwhile, due to internet piracy and worldwide demand, Janet Jackson has decided to release "Just A Little While," as the first single from her highly-anticipated CD Damita Jo. (For those of you who don't know, "Damita Jo" is actually Janet's middle name.) The single was produced by Dallas Austin (TLC, Usher) and will be available to radio on Monday, at 7 a.m. ET on Feb. 2. The new CD will also feature production from beat-makers Rich Harrison (who blessed Beyoncé with "Crazy In Love"), Kanye West (You go homie!) and of course, J.J.'s longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Damita Jo hits stores on March 30.
Ahh, so that's why she did it. The publicity wheels for her new CD are in motion . . .