It looks like Justin Timberlake will be riding solo at Sunday night’s Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Speculation has been rife that the singer, whose new album ‘Man Of The Woods’ arrived today, would stage a do-over with Pop queen Janet Jackson. Especially given the fallout from their now infamous wardrobe malfunction at her 2004 show.
However, it appears that won’t be happening. Nor a lesser rumored NSYNC reunion.
Speaking at the official Super Bowl press conference, JT said the following when quizzed on possible guests:
“To be honest, I had a ton of grand ideas about special guests. We talked about it a lot. There’s a whole list — I think Vegas has a lot of odds on it, I heard. From *NSYNC to Jay [Z] to Chris Stapleton to Janet, but this year I’m just excited — my band, the Tennessee Kids, I feel like they’re my special guests and I’m excited this year to rock the stage. It’s gonna be a lot of fun.”
Though the prospect of Timberlake performing alone may be tedious for some, he promises that it’ll be a spectacle to remember:
“Without giving too much away, we’re doing a few things with this halftime show that they’ve never quite done before. I’m excited to do that, I always like to push to be able to do something like that. But also, too, I think on a more serious note, it’s a moment where you have the opportunity to bring so many people together through what I think is the greatest art form. That has been the ethos of the inspiration behind putting the set list together and managing the visuals and how it all sort of comes together.” [Source]
Could this be an elaborate diversion tactic or is Justin pre-empting the situation to prevent (inevitable) disappointment? The answer arrives in a mere matter of days.
Until then, what are…
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