Following the news of his upcoming fifth album ‘Man of he Woods’, the former N-Sync singer has given his first interview of the new era – appearing on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show.
Looking forward to his return to the Super Bowl on February 4, Timberlake talked about the iconic collaboration with Janet Jackson at the event 14 years ago. The joint performance in 2004 was overshadowed by a notorious wardrobe malfunction – with JT accidentally ripping Jackson’s top and exposing her nipple. The mishap prompted huge controversy across the US.
“I stumbled through it,” Timberlake told Lowe, remembering his last Super Bowl appearance. “I had my wires crossed and it’s just something that you have to look back on and go like, ‘OK, well you know, you can’t change what’s happened but you can move forward and learn from it.”
Elsewhere in the chat, Timberlake talked about working with Pharrell. Asked why he hasn’t worked with the producer since his breakthrough ‘Justified’, JT said it was down to a dispute within his label Jive – adding that he was “extremely hurt by being caught up in the middle of it”.
The full Beats 1 interview is set to air tomorrow (January 18).
Meanwhile, as Timberlake gears towards the release of his new LP, he’s shared a behind-the-scenes insight into the making of ‘Man of the Woods’. During the film, JT describes the album’s sound as “modern Americana with 808s”.