Nipplegate (December 2005)
A Meta Comm&tary on an aspect of a show of Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake during the halftime show of SuperBowl XXXviii: while singing the last line of the song Rock Your Body - “I’m gonna have you naked by the end of this song” - Justin Timerlake tore the right breast from Janet Jackson’s costume, revealing her breast with a pierced nipple.
I’m sorry if anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance of the Super Bowl. It was not intentional and is regrettable.
Janet Jackson excused herself as well. Two and a half years later (while talking to Oprah Winfrey in her talk show September 7 2006) she said she regrets these excuses since these were making her guilty. During the show she insisted it was an accident.
This aspect of the show was magnified in such a way that the term Nipplegate was invented to describe the event.