(Originally published by the Daily News on February 2, 2004.) Janet Jackson set off a Super Bowl firestorm last night when her right breast was bared during her nationally televised halftime show duet with Britney Spears’ ex-squeeze, Justin Timberlake. Michael Jackson’s little sister ended Timberlake’s “Rock Your Body” with the heartthrob ripping off the leather cup that covered her breast as he sang, “Gotta have you naked by the end of this song.” Timberlake later apologized, blaming the televised peep show on a “wardrobe malfunction.” The split-second exposure, witnessed by up to 100 million viewers, revealed what appeared to be a sun-shaped metal ring atop the 37-year-old entertainer’s nipple. HOW THE PANTHERS’ LAST SUPER BOWL AND A NIPPLE CHANGED TV CBS officials said they were as shocked as any viewer by the incident, which came as Jackson’s brother Michael is battling child-molestation charges. “CBS deeply regrets the incident that occurred during the Super Bowl halftime show,” network brass said in a statement released after the game, in which the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers, 32-29. “We attended all rehearsals during the week, and there was no indication any such thing would happen.” “We would like to apologize to anyone… Read full this story
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