Janet Jackson has broken her silence after Justin Timberlake’s long apology wherein he admitted he had abused his male privilege.
Jackson, 54, posted an emotional video on Twitter where she thanked her fans for their support throughout the years.
While the singer did not directly reference Timberlake’s apology, she did seem to acknowledge the former Nsync member in the form of a subtle exchange with singer Tinashe on Twitter.
Timberlake issued a statement on his Instagram account in response to overwhelming fan outrage resulting from the ‘Framing Britney Spears’ documentary.
Timberlake has been called out for torching Spears’ name in the media following their breakup in 2002 while portraying a ‘nice guy image’.
Jackson posted a 45-second video of herself on Twitter that she captioned, ‘Thank U.’
“I was at home just the other day by myself and I began to cry. I was crying because I was so thankful for all that God has blessed me with. All that he has given me. For Him being in my life,” Jackson said in the video.
“And I am so thankful for all of you being in my life. You’re so special to me,” she continued. “I want to thank all of you for making Control number one once again after 35 years.”
“I never in a million years, I would never think that this would happen. I really appreciate you and I love you so, so much. Thank you.”
During the controversial Super Bowl performance in 2004, Timberlake ripped off Jackson’s costume and exposed her breast in a scandalous incident that has been dubbed ‘Nipplegate.’
Jackson’s career has greatly suffered over the incident, despite the fact that the exposing incident followed the line: ‘Bet I’ll have you naked by the end of this song,’ from Timberlake’s song Rock Your Body.
After the scandal, Jackson’s videos and songs were blacklisted from all Viacom-owned stations including MTV, VH1, and all the radio stations under their wing.
In addition, Jackson’s invitation to present at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards was canceled and she was reportedly pressured into skipping the ceremony altogether with some calling her a ‘disgraced flash dancer.’
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