The announcement was made after more than a decade after his controversial performance with Janet Jackson in 2004.
Sponsored by Pepsi, the February 2018 halftime show will be headlined by the 36-year-old singer and actor, marking a milestone for his career with the NFL. The show will mark Timberlake’s third time on the stage, having previously appeared in 2002 and 2004. This will give him the distinction of having the most appearances by an individual entertainer.
As previously reported, it’s been 14 years since the former N*Syncartist’s infamous performance with Janet Jackson in which she accidentally exposed her bare breast on live TV. The moment, which became known as Jackson’s “Nipplegate,” prompted outrage from viewers and led to a delay in all live broadcasts.
His appearance was announced last night before Sunday Night Football. The game takes place on February 18, 2018.
— NFL (@NFL) October 23, 2017
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) October 23, 2017