If you're a frequent reader of this blog then you know I'm a huge Janet Jackson fan and I have been since I was about six years old. I will do my best to refrain from using profanity in this post despite the fact I'm mad as hell! Does that word count?
Many of you may already know that Justin Timberlake was tapped to host this years ESPY Awards in Los Angeles and always the consummate performer he decided to joke about the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" from the 2004 Super Bowl.
Obviously "Timberfake" thinks because four years has passed and he apologized swiftly in order to receive his first Grammy award as a solo artist that it's appropriate to joke about an incident in which he participated in and came out unscathed. Meanwhile Janet's career has suffered greatly and has yet to fully rebound.
Fortunately for Justin Janet has class and has never publicly called him out for leaving her to take all of the heat.
I never understood why the public was so quick to forgive and forget about the role Justin played in this incident. This stunt he pulled at the ESPY's in an attempt to generate laughter in my opinion was in very poor taste.
But I guess when black artists, producers, and black music consumers continuously shower Timberlake with praise for his musical efforts (which are so reminiscent of Elvis Presley) then he gets a ghetto pass to behave as he chooses, even when it comes to disrespecting a black female artist who happens to be a living legend.
I'm sure a lot of people found his little act funny but I wasn't one of them.
Check out the clip below as well as the recent federal court ruling on the FCC fine against CBS. Looks like Janet will be having the last laugh.