Superstar Justin Timberlake confirmed with a video on social media today he will perform the half-time show at Super Bowl LII.
An estimated 140 million people were watching the show when at the end, Timberlake popped off part of Jackson's corset, exposing her breast.
Many pop culture critics have argued that Jackson's career suffered in the wake of the controversy, while Timberlake's thrived.
Janet ended up apologising for her 2004 wardrobe malfunction and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ended up forcing the show to run with a delay to avoid something like that happening again. In the wake of that production, which also featured Kid Rock (clad in an American flag poncho), P. Diddy and Nelly, the league began trotting out a string of tamer, rock-oriented acts, such as Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and the Who. Timberlake joins other recent headliners Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars.
Timberlake excitedly announced the news in a tweet, posting a video showing him jumping around with USA chat show host Jimmy Fallon, in which they both joked about having "half the time".
The last time he played the Super Bowl halftime show, the term "wardrobe malfunction" dominated the reviews.
He added that he had "watched a ton" of previous halftime performances to make sure his didn't repeat anyone's staging.
Timberlake apologized for the incident and said it was "not intentional and is regrettable". "I feel like that would be the ultimate accomplishment, and then the icing on the cake is at some point within that 12 minutes that everybody is shaking their booty".
So was Janet Jackson "banned" from the Superbowl?
Of the way his experience differed with that of Jackson, Timberlake said in a 2006 interview with MTV, "It's an understatement to say that it was sort of unfair".
Jackson probably won't make an appearance alongside JT, but, I've got hope since the National Football League isn't saying it's not allowed. And I think that says something about society.