If you can believe it, it’s been a decade since the entire planet got a glimpse of Janet Jackson’s bare breast.
If you remember, Jackson and Justin Timberlake were performing his hit “Rock Your Body” where the final lyrics are “gonna have you naked by the end of this song.” Timberlake tore a piece of fabric from Jackson’s breast, and boom, a scandal was born. It was a half-second of questionable nudity that most of America saw on the Internet later.
CBS was fined, and Janet took a far worse beating in the press than Timberlake ever did. The term “wardrobe malfunction was born,” and the world was never the same.
Rolling Stone did a great retrospect on the whole incident. Read it here.