- March 4: Los Angeles, USA; Video shoot for "I Want You"
- March 8: New York, USA; BET 106 & Park, Recording 1:00pm-2:30pm
- March 10: Paris, France; Grand Classement, Recording of TV show
- March 10: Paris, France; Hit Machine, Recording of TV show
- March 10: Paris, France; Vivement Dimanche, Recording of TV show
- March 11: London, England; TRL UK, Recording of TV show
- March 11: London, England; Top of the Pops - Saturday, Recording of TV show
- March 12: London, England; Top of the Pops, Live on BBC1
- March 13: London, England; CD:UK, Live performance
- March 20: Los Angeles, USA; Soul Train Awards, Performance on awards ceremony
- March 24: Los Angeles, USA; Entertainment Tonight/Access Hollywood/Extra, Press Junket
- March 28: A Janet episode of "Driven" will premiere today on VH-1 at 9:00 P.M. EST
- March 29: New York, USA; BET 106 & Park, Recording of TV show
- March 29: New York, USA; Late Show with David Letterman, Recording of TV show
- April 2: Los Angeles, USA; On Air With Ryan Seacrest, Recording of TV show
- April 10: New York, USA; Saturday Night Live, Live musical performance
'Megamix 04' has dropped this week from its peak at #3 down to #8 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart for the week ending March 13, 2004. The Billboard dance chart is announced almost a full week prior to the rest of Billboard's charts.
A source has confirmed to Janet|Xone that DJ/remixer Ralphi Rosario has been commissioned to produce his own remix of "I Want You."
Rosario is best known for his dance/club/house mixes and has remixed for artists such as Madonna, Cher, Donna Summer, and Kristine W. He is the current resident DJ every Saturday night at Hydrate and every Tuesday night at Berlin, both located in Chicago. This is his first time working for Janet.
The music video for "Just A Little While" should be released sometime next week, while the music video for "I Want You" will be filmed in Los Angeles next week and should be released sometime in March, according to the Miss-Janet International Fanclub.
The fanclub is also reporting that Janet will appear on the following television shows:
- On Monday, March 8, Janet will appear on BET's 106 & Park.
- On Wednesday, March 10, Janet will be in Paris to record episodes of Grand Classement, Hit Machine, and Vivement Dimanche.
- On Thursday, March 11, Janet will be in London to record episodes of TRL UK and Top of the Pops. Both of these shows will be recorded without a studio audience.
- On Friday, March 12, Janet will perform live on Top of the Pops.
- On Saturday, March 13, Janet will perform live on CD:UK.
Toronto producer/mixer/composer Dave Hodge contributed programming to the song. While working at Village Studios in Los Angeles, Hodge was approached by Jimmy Jam who had been working on the new track with Terry Lewis.
"Because of the community [at the recording studio], Jimmy drops in every now and then. He popped in and said, 'Do you want to do some programming on this track?' There's only really one answer to that one," recounts Hodge, adding that the main synth riff of "Ruff" was provided by production team The Neptunes. "They were basically looking for specific drum feel, and one of the engineers recommended he talk to me."
"I Want You" has made its debut on the Billboard charts this week, while both "Just A Little While" and "Megamix 04" continue to climb, giving Janet a total of three songs appearing simultaneously on various Billboard charts.
Interestingly enough, Billboard credits the producers of "I Want You" to Kanye West, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis; while the writers are credited to Janet Jackson, Kanye West, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis. In past radio interviews, West has said that he produced the song himself and co-wrote it along with Harold Lilly and John Legend.
The following list represents the positions for "I Want You" and "Just A Little While" on the Billboard charts for the week ending March 6, 2004:
"Just A Little While":
Hot 100: 45 to 45*
Hot 100 Airplay: 48 to 49
Top 40 Tracks: 22 to 22
Adult Top 40: 39 to 38*
Top 40 Mainstream: 21 to 18*
Dance Radio Airplay: 18 to 17*
"I Want You":
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks: Debuts at 54*
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: Debuts at 52*
Janet will appear on the cover of the March/April issue of V Magazine, which will hit newsstands on March 15.
"At the time we shot the cover, her Super Bowl performance hadn't even been confirmed," V editor Alix Browne told Fashion Wire Daily. "We've just always been fans of hers - and with her new album coming out and the Lena Horne project, it seemed like perfect timing to do a Janet story."
Inside, the issue will feature an interview with Janet where among other things, she discusses her hobbies.
Janet has been invited to perform at the upcoming "Motown 45" television special, sources have told Billboard.com. She has not yet made a commitment to the offer.
Performances for the special, featuring current acts and Motown stars performing classic Motown songs, will be confirmed within the next two weeks. "Motown 45" is slated to be taped April 4 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and will air on ABC in May.
The New York Daily News is reporting that Diane Sawyer has been chosen to interview Janet for an episode of PrimeTime Thursday to air in mid-March. The newspaper claims that Sawyer beat out a string of journalists who have been trying to score the first big interview with Janet since the infamous Super Bowl incident.
ABC News and Sawyer declined to comment and have not confirmed the interview. "She can't talk about an interview that she hasn't done yet," a spokesman told the Daily News.
Lena Horne zaps Janet; Jackson barred from biopic By Michael Fleming, Josepf Adalian
Variety.com | February 23, 2004
In the latest ripple caused by Janet Jackson's Super Bowl exposure, the singer has abruptly withdrawn from an ABC biopic about Lena Horne -- putting the project in limbo.
Storyline Entertainment partners Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have ankled as exec producers in solidarity with Jackson, who was due to play Horne.
A spokeswoman for Jackson said she was effectively dis-invited from the movie by Horne and her daughter Gail Lumet Buckley, who were incensed when Jackson flashed during the halftime show. Horne refused to return her contract for the pic until ABC guaranteed that Jackson was off the project, which is being produced by Storyline and Sony Pictures Television. ABC execs refused Horne's demand, but the issue has become moot with the reaction of Jackson, Zadan and Meron.
Alphabet insiders said the project is now up in the air; barring another superstar casting, however, it's unlikely to move forward.
"It's sad this had to happen. It was a perfect match," one ABC insider said.
The Super Bowl stunt has had far reaching implications. The FCC is investigating, and broadcasters have in turn tightened the screws to eliminate the chance of another unscripted surprise that could shock and offend mass audiences.
Stormy weather was rumored to be brewing over the ABC biopic early last week, as word surfaced that Horne's displeasure hadn't abated. At the time, it was hoped that the singers would meet and that the duet would end harmoniously. But Horne refused to meet with Jackson.
Jackson looked at the movie as a prestigious way to jumpstart her acting career, which has included roles in 1970s sitcom "Good Times" and John Singleton's "Poetic Justice." She was recently photographed as Horne in a glamorous Vanity Fair layout.
Zadan and Meron left the project right after Jackson, and a spokeswoman for the producers said they would concentrate on finding another project to do with the singer.
It's not surprising they stuck by Jackson. While ABC already had optioned a Horne bio, it wasn't until Jackson approached the producers that the project became a film on the fast track.
Jackson signed to play the elegant singer who broke racial barriers, and she also planned to re-record some of Horne's classic songs.
"She is someone I've admired my whole life," Jackson said of Horne when the project was greenlit last fall.
Roy Campanella Jr. was set to direct Shirley Pierce's script based on "Lena," the autobiography the singer wrote with Richard Schickel.
Maurice Joshua has been commissioned to produce a remix of "Just A Little While," according to the Virgin Music Austria website. The remix is dubbed "Maurice's Nu Soul Remix" and will appear on the Austrian CD-single along with the song's radio edit and the radio edit of Peter Rauhofer's remix.
Joshua won a Grammy this month in the category of Best Remixed Recording for his remix of Beyonce's "Crazy In Love." The Chicago remixer/DJ/producer first made a name for himself during the 80's house music scene.
'Megamix 04' has climbed up two spots to #3 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart for the week ending March 6, 2004. The Billboard dance chart is announced almost a full week prior to the rest of Billboard's charts.
Virgin Records sent out an information sheet to U.S. music stores informing them that the "Damita Jo" album will be released in four separate versions. There will be two versions of the normal CD, one explicit and one clean. In addition to that, there will be two special edition versions, again one explicit and one clean.
The special editions will be packaged with a bonus DVD, the contents of which are currently unknown.
All four editions will be released in the U.S. on March 30. It is unknown at this point if the special edition will be released internationally.
The Japanese version of the "Damita Jo" album will be released on March 22, 2004, and will contain a bonus track, according to Amazon.co.jp. The title of the bonus track is currently unknown.
This is not the first time the Japanese version of a Janet album has contained a bonus track; both "The Velvet Rope" and "All For You" Japanese albums contained an additional track not available in other countries.
The ceremony will take place March 20 at the International Cultural Center in Los Angeles and will be nationally syndicated special by Tribune Entertainment Company. It will air live in some markets and on tape in others. The broadcast window for the program is March 20-28. Check your local listings for time and station.
There is no word yet on the nature of Janet's appearance.
Australians will get the opportunity to buy the "Damita Jo" album when it is released in Oz on Monday, March 29, according to EMI Australia. Meanwhile, the "Just A Little While" CD single will be released in Australia on Monday, March 15. Tracklistings are currently unknown.
Janet received an award last night by Behind the Bench, an association of wives of NBA players, for her humanitarian and charitable contributions. Her appearance at the ceremony, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, was her first public outting since appearing at the Super Bowl halftime show two weeks ago.
"Ms. Jackson's humanitarian and philanthropic efforts have been amazing. She has done a wonderful job giving back to communities across America. That fact has not changed," Behind the Bench spokesman Vince McCaskill said, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
"She was on board with this seven months ago. We never even considered her not being here."
"Megamix 04" has moved up two spots to #5 with a bullet on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play chart for the week ending February 28, 2004. Billboard's dance chart is announced each week a few days prior to the rest of their charts.
...But you can't talk about the Super Bowl without talking about Ms. Jackson. I'm not going to focus on her breast like the rest of y'all. I'm about the music. Since everyone's paying attention to her, it should bode well for her next single "Have Your Way With Me" which is gonna drop next week. We're just wrapping up the production now. It's produced by Kanye West and co-written by Kanye, Harold Lilly and yours truly. I played some piano on there too. It's a sweet, soulful song. I think it'll be a smash. Look out for that soon.
A House panel looking into indecency on the airwaves is hearing today from National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Mel Karmazin, president of Viacom Inc. - owner of both CBS, which aired the Super Bowl halftime show, and MTV, which produced the show, the Associated Press reports.
All five members of the Federal Communications Commission are also expected to testify before the House Energy and Commerce telecommunications subcommittee and at a separate hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee.
The Super Bowl incident occurred at a time when lawmakers are pressing the FCC to crack down on indecent programming. Bills had been introduced in both houses of Congress prior to the Super Bowl that would increase the fines that the commission may levy for indecency from $27,500 to $275,000.
As her publicist had previously announced, Janet did not attend last night's Grammy Awards ceremony.
On Sunday, Janet's public relations firm released a statement saying CBS and Grammy officials had asked her not to attend, the Associated Press is reporting. They reversed themselves Saturday and invited her back, but she declined, the statement said.
A representative for the Grammys denied she was ever unwelcome. "Janet was always invited," said Jason Padgitt of the publicity firm Rogers & Cowan, which represents the Recording Academy. "She was never uninvited, she was always invited to be here and she chose not to be."
Justin Timberlake, on the other hand, was present at the ceremony and bowed to pressure from CBS by apologizing during his acceptance speech for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
"I know it's been a rough week on everybody," Timberlake said in his speech. "And what occurred was unintentional, completely regrettable and I apologize if you guys were offended."
CBS, which televised both the Grammys and the Super Bowl, had insisted that Janet and Justin apologize on air as a condition for appearing at the annual awards show as planned. The network released the following statement last night regarding their invitations to the ceremony:
CBS Statement Regarding Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's Participation in 'The 46th Annual Grammy Awards' Sunday February 8, 10:17 pm ET
NEW YORK, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the week, CBS and The Recording Academy have been evaluating and deliberating the appropriateness of Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake appearing at "The 46th Annual Grammy Awards." CBS had serious reservations about their scheduled appearances; however, we respected the Recording Academy's wishes to produce the program they originally intended. Ms. Jackson and Mr. Timberlake were invited to participate in the show as long as they agreed to apologize on the air for what happened during our Network's broadcast of the "Super Bowl Halftime Show." Ms. Jackson declined the invitation. Mr. Timberlake accepted.
The following review of "Just A Little While" appears in the February 14 issue of Billboard Magazine:
"Just A Little While" Producer(s): Dallas Austin
Writer(s): J. Jackson, D. Austin
Publisher(s): Black Ice Publishing/Cyptron Music/EMI Blackwood Music, BMI
Label/Catalog Number: Virgin 7243-5-48435-5-6 (CD promo)
Source: Billboard Magazine
Originally Reviewed: February 14, 2004
Janet Jackson knows how to make a great single. Her latest, "Just a Little While," is another immediate radio hit. The track was leaked to the Internet at the end of January, and while Virgin maintains it did not choose it as the lead single (from the artist's new album), there isn't any reason why "Just a Little While" won't be a smash. The song is supported by guitars reminiscent of "Dirty Mind"-era Prince, new wave synths and the kind of swirling musicality that could garner it multiformat success. In signature fashion, Jackson crafts lyrics that are innocent on the surface yet naughty upon closer inspection. Yes, Miss Jackson is talking about sex, plain and simple. This is the first preview of the artist's eighth studio album, "Damita Jo," due March 30. -KC
Upset television viewers have filed more than 200,000 complaints about Janet's breast-baring performance at the Super Bowl, a record for the Federal Communication Commission, officials said on Friday.
Reuters is reporting that objections over the flash of Janet's breast easily eclipsed the FCC's previous record -- 80,000 complaints that came after television actress Nicole Richie used a curse word on the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, the agency said.
Upset over what he considers the unfair treatment of Janet by NARAS, the group that distributes the Grammy awards, Jermaine Dupri announced at a press conference Friday that he was resigning as president of the group's Atlanta chapter, the Associated Press is reporting.
"I didn't want to be a part of something that's not treating people in the right light," Dupri said. "I feel like what's going on with Janet is unfair."
Dupri, 31, said he wasn't sure whether NARAS or CBS was behind the decision to remove Janet from the Grammy lineup, but he doesn't want to have any part of it.
"I'm washing my hands of the whole situation," Dupri said.
Asked if he and Janet planned to attend the Grammys since their names were still on the official Grammy guest list, he said, "As far as I know, no."
He did say he had no prior knowledge of the Super Bowl stunt and noted Janet was doing fine despite the fallout from the performance.
"She's good," he said. "Everyone else is making this bigger than what it is."
Lisa Harris, a close friend of Janet's and wife of her producer Jimmy Jam, told the Minneapolis based newspaper Star Tribune that the fallout from Sunday's incident is not distracting her husband and his Flyte Tyme Productions partner, Terry Lewis.
"He's moved on. They are trying to put a record together. We talked about it yesterday," Lisa Harris said. "All that's going on is that they have moved on to getting her album ['Damita Jo'] together, which they've been doing for months. They are not obsessing about it. They are working."
According to a spokesperson for Luther Vandross, rumors that the Vandross family had asked Janet to recuse herself from Luther's Grammy tribute are untrue, Access Hollywood is reporting.
"The rumor that Luther Vandross' family has asked Janet Jackson to pull out of his Grammy tribute is completely inaccurate," his spokesperson said in a statement. "The Vandross family has not made any such request and ask that Luther's tribute be left out of the Janet Jackson issue out of respect for him and his family."
Janet was slated to be the presenter for the Vandross tribute at the Grammy ceremony on Sunday, however rumors that she has been banned have called her presense into question.
Grammy officials are now claiming that Janet will indeed make an appearance at the ceremony, according to the latest Access Hollywood report. However, in light of the breast-baring incident, Janet's role in the show may have changed.
Sources have told ET that Janet was scheduled to present the tribute to Luther Vandross at the ceremony, but since Luther is unable to attend the event due to his health, Janet has been told that her services are no longer needed.
A series of commercials in celebration of Black History Month featuring Janet have begun airing on BET Television.
The commcericals discuss historical black figures such as Sidney Poitier and Harriet Tubman. Janet sits in a leather chair, wearing a black sweater, and quotes the tagline, "Black history, pass it on."
The commercials will run throughout the month of February on BET.
Janet has made internet history. According to the Lycos 50 Daily Report, Janet's revealing moment this weekend became the most searched item in the history of the internet.
"On Monday, Janet Jackson and the halftime show received 60 times as many searches as the Paris Hilton sex tape and 80 times as many searches as Britney Spears. Jackson was searched 50 times for every request for the topic that normally dominates on the day after the game, Super Bowl commercials. She also received 275 times as many searches as the streaker who ran on the field before the second half, and 350 times as many searches as Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady."
Shockingly, Janet's performance was even more intensely searched than the previous high event, September 11, 2001.
Last night, Janet released a short video statement, concerning this weekend's performance at the NFL Superbowl.
"I am really sorry if I offended anyone. That was truly not my intention," she said in the video. "MTV, CBS, the NFL had no knowledge of this whatsoever, and unfortunately, the whole thing went wrong in the end."
Janet and Justin Timberlake will appear on Sunday's Grammy Awards as planned despite the uproar over their Super Bowl halftime show performance, the host of the Grammys said Tuesday, according to Reuters.
In a show of caution, however, CBS said it would air the Grammys with a longer tape-delay so that network censors could edit any crude language or behavior from the telecast. The network said the length of the delay, which will let it delete audio and video, has yet to be determined.
"Janet is still scheduled to be a presenter and Justin is still scheduled to be a performer," said Ron Roecker, a spokesman for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, which will present the 46th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
The ceremony will air live on CBS on Sunday, February 8, at 8:00 P.M. EST.
Tom Freston, the chairman and CEO of MTV Networks, said Tuesday neither his company nor CBS knew of plans for the bodice-ripping incident during the Super Bowl halftime show, the Associated Press is reporting.
"We were really ripped off. We were punk'd by Janet Jackson," Freston, referring to MTV's reality show that makes celebrities the butt of practical jokes, said at a previously scheduled panel discussion.
Freston said Timberlake was informed of the stunt just moments before he took the stage with Janet, Reuters reports.
"When you're doing live television ... there's a great reliance and trust you have to put in the performers," Freston said in an interview after the panel talk. "And our trust was violated by the performer."
"Janet Jackson isn't the type of person you would think would be doing that," Freston said. "So yes, we were surprised, but such is the nature of what live TV can be."
Freston said in the interview that he welcomed the Federal Communications Commission's decision to investigate the matter, which he said would prove that the show's producers and broadcasters had no prior knowledge of Jackson's plans.
As for avoiding such missteps in the future, Freston said: "I suppose we'll be more on our toes about getting punk'd, as it were. ... We clearly know the difference between late night on MTV and the Super Bowl halftime show."
Sources are telling the NY Post that CBS will remove Janet and Justin Timberlake from the 46th Annual Grammy Awards lineup if a probe shows the duo schemed in advance to expose Janet's pierced breast during the halftime show.
The Grammys will be held in Los Angeles on February 8 and will be telecast by CBS, which also showed the Super Bowl. Janet is scheduled to be a presenter and Timberlake is slated to perform. He is also nominated for five awards: Album of the Year, Record of the Year (with the Black Eyed Peas), Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Male Vocal Performance and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
AOL have changed their plans to stream the halftime show on their website as was originally announced. They have released the following statement:
"While AOL was the sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime Show, we did not produce it. In deference to our membership and the fans, AOL and AOL.com will not be presenting the halftime show online as originally planned."
Howard Dean, a physician and a Democratic presidential candidate, on Monday dismissed as "silly" a government inquiry into whether indecency rules were broken during the broadcast of the Super Bowl halftime show, according to a Reuters report.
"I find that to be a bit of a flap about nothing," the former Vermont governor said.
"In general, I think the FCC does have a role in promoting some reasonable standard of decency," Dean told reporters aboard his campaign plane. "However, considering what's on television these days, I think the FCC is being pretty silly about investigating this."
He added, "I don't find it terribly shocking relative to some of the things you can find on standard cable television. I think the FCC probably has a lot of other things they should be pursuing."
Janet's spokeswoman, Jennifer Holiner, said a red lace garment was supposed to remain when Justin Timberlake tore off the outer covering of her outfit at the halftime show, the Associated Press is reporting.
Holiner said she was not sure whether Jackson's medieval-looking nipple decoration was meant to be seen, but added that the singer does wear such jewelry.
"The decision to have a costume reveal at the end of my halftime show performance was made after final rehearsals. MTV was completely unaware of it. It was not my intention that it go as far as it did. I apologize to anyone offended - including the audience, MTV, CBS and the NFL."
Nielsen Media Research is showing that Sunday night's Super Bowl drew an average viewership of just under 89.6 million people, the biggest audience in six years, according to a Reuters article.
The game posted a 41.3 household rating, which represents the percentage of viewership as a share of U.S. households that own a TV set. That rating measure was up over 1 percent compared with 2003 and the best showing since 2000.
Janet and Justin Timberlake topped the show during Sunday's Super Bowl, attracting almost twice as many viewers as the most thrilling moments on the field, according to an annual measurement of second-by-second viewership in TiVo households, the company said in a press release this afternoon.
The Jackson-Timberlake moment drew the biggest spike in audience reaction TiVo has ever measured. TiVo said viewership spiked up to 180 percent as hundreds of thousands of households used TiVo's unique capabilities to pause and replay live television to view the incident again and again.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell on Monday ordered an investigation into the broadcast of the Super Bowl's halftime show, during which Janet's right breast was exposed, reports CNN.
"Like millions of Americans, my family and I gathered around the television for a celebration," FCC Chairman Michael Powell said in a statement. "Instead, that celebration was tainted by a classless, crass and deplorable stunt. Our nation's children, parents and citizens deserve better.
"I have instructed the commission to open an immediate investigation into last night's broadcast. Our investigation will be thorough and swift."
Earlier, an FCC spokeswoman, Suzanne Tetreault, said it was launching a routine investigation because it had received complaints.
Federal indecency rules bar the broadcast of obscene material and limit the airing of indecent material that contains sexual or excretory references in a patently offensive manner to late night hours when children are less likely to be watching.
Neither Janet, her record company, nor her spokesperson have issued a statement regarding the incident yet.
"I don't want to admit it, but because this White House starts early, I missed it - again," he told reporters Monday after a Cabinet meeting. "Saw the first half, did not see the half time - I was preparing for the day and fell asleep.
"But you all can tell me about it," he joked to reporters.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan said of the episode: "Our view is, it's important for families to be able to expect a high standard when it comes to programming."
CBS apologized for what they are calling an unexpended end to its Super Bowl halftime show, when Justin Timberlake tore off a piece of Janet's top, exposing her breast, the Associated Press is reporting.
"CBS deeply regrets the incident," spokeswoman Leslie Anne Wade said.
Wade said CBS officials attended rehearsals of the halftime show all week, "and there was no indication any such thing would happen. The moment did not conform to CBS' broadcast standards and we would like to apologize to anyone who was offended."
"We were extremely disappointed by elements of the MTV-produced Halftime show. They were totally inconsistent with assurances our office was given about the show. It's unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime."
Virtually seconds after performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, Virgin Records released a press release tonight officially announcing that Janet's new album, "Damita Jo," will be released in the U.S. on March 30th.
The press release says that Janet's new song, titled "Just A Little While," will be officially released to radio all over the world tomorrow, February 2, at 7:00 A.M. EST. Despite being released to radio, Virgin says that the song has not been officially chosen as Janet's new single. "Just A Little While" was co-written and produced by Dallas Austin.
The new album features songs produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Rich Harrison, and Kayne West.
The big surprise concerning tonight's halftime show performance was not the surprise appearance by Justin Timberlake, but rather the surprise appearance of Janet's right breast.
After performing "All For You" and then "Rhythm Nation," performer Justin Timberlake appeared on the stage and performed "Rock Your Body" with Janet. Following the line, "better have you naked by the end of this song," Justin ripped off the fabric that was covering Janet's right breast. Janet was wearing a spikey piece of metal covering her nipple.