Over a decade since the phrases "nipplegate" and "wardrobe malfunction" entered into our vocabulary, Justin Timberlake is ready to take the Super Bowl stage again. The Grammy winner, who was first reported to be the performer several weeks ago, was officially announced during Sunday Night Football's broadcast.
While Timberlake and the NFL were in negotiations, an insider told Us Weekly that Timberlake's potential performance won't feature any guest artists or duets. "As of right now, it will just be Justin — no surprise performers," the source claims.
This will be Timberlake's first Super Bowl appearance since 2004 when he performed alongside Janet Jackson and exposed her breast when he pulled off part of her costume in a botched bit of choreography. Following the controversial moment, the Federal Communications Commission implemented a mandatory five-second delay during live performance.
In an exclusive interview that aired at halftime of Sunday Night Football, NBC Sports' Mike Tirico asked Timberlake if the NFL had talked about the incident with him during negotiations.
"That won't happen this time," Timberlake said with a laugh. "There was a little bit of that. But...no, Mike, that's not going to happen."
Timberlake had previously also performed during the 2001 halftime show as part of 'N SYNC. Recent Super Bowl halftime show performers include Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Missy Elliott and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Super Bowl LII will air on Sunday, Feb. 4 on NBC. The game will be held in Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium, which is the home of the Minnesota Vikings.