Justin, 37, has already caused fresh controversy surrounding tonight's Super Bowl halftime show amid reports that he is set to perform alongside a Prince hologram for the 52nd National Football League showpiece, but his 2004 appearance went down in pop culture history. Meanwhile, Timberlake walked away without a bruise, even though he was the one that actually ripped Jackson's dress during the infamous performance.
Prince's 2007 halftime performance during Super Bowl 41 in Miami is widely regarded as the best ever.
It has come a long way from trumpeter Al Hirt, who played in the first Super Bowl halftime show before a stadium that was only filled to two-thirds of its capacity.
The former NSYNC front man turned pop superstar will take to the stage at halftime tonight during the game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. "To be honest, I had a ton of grand ideas about special guests", he said in a press conference.More news: Cowboys RB shows support for Eagles and Nick Foles
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But as the outrage grew, both singers were under serious scrutiny over the wardrobe malfunction - and it was Jackson who took the heaviest hit.
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"I stumbled through it, to be quite honest", he told Beat 1's Zane Lowe earlier this month.
"The problem is, he's always in the Super Bowl", Timberlake said to a chorus of laughs.
"Prince had told me. don't let anybody do a hologram of him for religious reasons, so I just posted that if this happened it's kind of messed up and not cool", the Grammy-nominated performer said Sunday. "Thank you for your support and I do look forward to seeing you all very soon".
He praised Minneapolis-born Prince, calling the late superstar "in my opinion, the greatest all-around musician I can think of in popular culture". "I feel so grateful every day to have the opportunity to bring people joy through my favorite thing to do, which is write and perform music".