Janet Jackson’s Sister Calls Out Absence from Super Bowl Montage
Janet Jackson’s sister La Toya Jackson called out organizers of Sunday’s Super Bowl for omitting her superstar sibling from a montage of past half-time performers. The “Control” singer became the center of one of the most talked-about moments in the football game’s 50-year history in 2004, when Justin Timberlake ripped off a piece of Janet’s top during their performance, exposing her breast for over 140 million viewers to see.
The controversial wardrobe malfunction led to broadcasting fines and lawsuits, but despite all this, La Toya still wondered why her superstar sister was not included in the Super Bowl 50 montage. Coldplay led this year’s halftime show, and near the end of their set, he brought attention to those who have graced the same stage in the past, as clips of memorable sets from Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, James Brown, Whitney Houston, Paul McCartney, and last year’s star, Katy Perry, among others were flashed up on screens around the stadium. Jackson took to Twitter shortly after the band’s set with guests Beyonce and Bruno Mars, pointing out the producers’ omission of Janet. She wrote, “The energy of #SB50 #PepsiHalftime show was great! Beyoncé Coldplay and Bruno Mars! But what happened to Janet Jackson in the montage!” However, Jackson did acknowledge the montage inclusion of her late brother Michael Jackson, who Beyonce also paid tribute to with her military-inspired jacket that looked akin to the one he wore for his Super Bowl performance in 1993. Jackson wrote, “Loved Beyoncé at #PepsiHalftime inspired #MichaelJackson look! Great!”