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Nipplegate 10 Years Later: 33 Ways Janet Jackson's Wardrobe Malfunction Changed the World | Super Bowl, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake

Nipplegate 10 Years Later: 33 Ways Janet Jackson's Wardrobe Malfunction Changed the World

Originally posted 01/30/2014 12:00PM

It was 10 years ago that the wardrobe malfunction seen around the world – or at least the country – occurred on the halftime stage of Super Bowl XXXVIII.

At the end of Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's performance of "Rock Your Body," the now-solo 'NSYNCer pulled off a section of Jackson's dress, accidentally revealing her breast to roughly 140 million viewers.

The slip was paused, rewound and replayed endlessly over the following weeks, becoming fodder for every TV host and the source of outrage for thousands of moms. Even a decade later, the infamous halftime show is cited more than almost any other Super Bowl moment, but Nipplegate goes further than nostalgia.

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Lawsuit Dropped Over Jackson Flash

Originally posted 02/10/2004 4:18PM

Note to the Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and the Viacom legal department: Now that Terri Carlin has your attention, she is letting you off the hook -- for the time being.

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MTV Says Janet to Blame for Flashdance

Originally posted 02/03/2004 7:39PM

Clearly seeking to distance itself from the spectacle of Janet Jackson's bared breast, MTV is pointing the finger of blame at the 37-year-old singer herself, the head of the cable music network said on Tuesday.

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FCC Calls for Probe of Jackson Stunt

Originally posted 02/02/2004 3:06AM

The FCC is ready to investigate Janet Jackson's breast intentions.

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Bono Not Welcome at the Super Bowl

Originally posted 01/13/2004 3:55PM

National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has rejected an offer by Bono to sing during the Feb. 1 Super Bowl halftime show in Houston, as part of an effort to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic in Africa, New York's Daily News reports.

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