Justin Timberlake has come to regret the way he handled Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show, insisting he should have been more supportive.
The "Cry Me A River" singer was performing onstage with Jackson and ripped open her jacket breast to reveal a naked boob to the world on live TV.
As the scandal of the big reveal escalated, the singer spoke out and confessed he had no idea Jackson intended to go topless - if that, indeed, was her intention.
Timberlake distanced himself from the incident and from Jackson, but now feels he could have handled the controversy and the fall-out from the show a lot better.
He tells Entertainment
Weeklymagazine, "I wish I had supported Janet more. I am not sorry I apologized, but I wish I had been there more for Janet."
Commenter mjlove shares my reaction to this five-years-too-late declaration:
Get outta here JT, now that youre comfortable in your career you want to issue a statement about that after all this time. Its all good that he feels that way and thats his right to put it out there, but damn where was you when the woman was getting blacklisted left and right. Fine time to feel empathetic towards her huh, but thats just my opinion I'm not judging. I just think that he wasnt very supportive when it would have counted the most, thats all...
I agree. Except that I am judging.