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14 years after infamous 'wardrobe malfunction' Justin Timberlake set to return as Super Bowl half-time act

The singer will play Super Bowl LII in February 2018 according to reports today.

Justin Timberlake has experience playing the Super Bowl.
Justin Timberlake has experience playing the Super Bowl.
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14 YEARS AFTER the world lost its collective mind over a nipple, Justin Timberlake is set to return to the Super Bowl half-time show.

The 10-time Grammy winner will take centre-stage at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, a decade and a half after he was controversially involved in a “wardrobe malfunction” with Janet Jackson.

The incident, which involved Timberlake exposing Janet Jackson’s nipple during their half-time performance at Super Bowl XXXVIII, prompted a wave of controversy with the FCC introducing a crackdown on “indecent material” on TV in its wake.

A Tennessee based banker even launched a class action law suit against the pair, which she later dropped.

However, it appears that all is now forgiven for Timberlake as reports emerged today that the 36-year old is finalising a deal for next year’s show.

Last week, Jay-Z ruled himself out of the gig.

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