Timberlake to perform at 2018 Super Bowl

Kelvin Reese
October 24, 2017

After months of speculation surrounding the "Can't Stop the Feeling!" hitmaker's return to the Super Bowl halftime stage, he officially confirmed that he will headline the Super Bowl LII at Minnesota's U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018. He also performed at Super Bowl XXXV as a member of the pop group *NSYNC and at Super Bowl XXVIII with Janet Jackson, during which he briefly exposed her breast in a controversial incident called a "wardrobe malfunction".

It is immediately unclear whether anyone will join Timberlake on the halftime stage.

He made the announcement Sunday on Twitter and ahead of NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast in a humorous video in which he appeared alongside Jimmy Fallon, his longtime friend and frequent collaborator.

The silly exchange continues as the two bounce the question back and forth until Fallon eventually says to Timberlake, "You're doing the halftime show at the Super Bowl?"

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The gown also featured a slit skirt, ruffled accent trim from the neckline to the hem and a claret ribbon around the waist.

Timberlake, a 10-time Grammy victor as well as an Emmy-winning actor and producer, had been in talks to be the headlining act of the halftime show, one of the premier entertainment events in USA sports.

Jackson's career took a hit from the incident, while Timberlake's continued to flourish. An NFL spokeswoman for the Super Bowl did not reply to The Washington Post's request for comment. "I feel like that would be the ultimate accomplishment, and then the icing on the cake is at some point within that 12 minutes that everybody is shaking their booty".

Of the way his experience differed with that of Jackson, Timberlake said in a 2006 interview with MTV, "It's an understatement to say that it was sort of unfair". And I think that says something about society.

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