Justin Timberlake a few weeks ago apologized to Janet Jackson for not coming to her defense during the “wadrobe malfunction” incident at SuperBowl half-time show in 2004.
Now the stylist for Janet Jackson, Wayne Scot Lukas, who set up Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl look in 2004, is claiming that Justin Timberlake intentionally staged Janet’s “wardrobe malfunction” in an effort to out-do an iconic VMA performance from Britney Spears, Madonna and Christina Aguilera the year before.
Scot Lukas opened up to Page Six Sunday, saying that Timberlake saw the trio’s performance— and their now-iconic kiss— and “insisted on doing something bigger than their performance. He wanted a reveal.”
The plan was to have everyone see Janet Jackson in a “Sex and the City” inspired G-string, according to the stylist.
“Janet was going to be in a Rocha dress, and [Justin] was going to step on the back of her dress to reveal her butt in this pearl G-string,” Scot Lukas said. But “the outfit changed a couple of days before, and you saw the magic.”