Janet Jackson Confirms She's Not Performing During Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Halftime Show
By Jennifer Drysdale
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Janet Jackson will not be performing at this year's Super Bowl.
In a statement to ET on Saturday, the 51-year-old singer confirmed that she will not be performing with Justin Timberlake during his halftime show at Super Bowl LII on Sunday. The two made headlines after their halftime show in 2004.
"To put to rest any speculation or rumors as to whether I will be performing at the Super Bowl tomorrow; I will not," Jackson said in a statement to ET. "Thank you for your support and I do look forward to seeing you all very soon."
At a presser for the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Thursday, Timberlake addressed rumors that he would be bringing Jackson or other special guests in for his set.
"Well, no," he said. "To be honest, I had a ton of grand ideas about special guests. Yeah, there's a whole list... I think Vegas has a lot of odds on it, from *NSYNC to JAY-Z to Chris Stapleton to Janet [Jackson]. My band, the Tennessee Kids, I feel like they're my special guests. I'm excited this year just to rock the stage. So, yeah, it's going to be a lot of fun."
"I think I'm just excited," he exclaimed. "I'm excited to be on this stage once again and at this point in my life. It's just a great opportunity. I feel so grateful every day, this may sound like some sort of pandering, but it's not; it's the truth. I feel so grateful every day to have the opportunity to bring people joy through my favorite to-do, which is to write and perform music, and so to do that on such a grand stage it's a [blessing]."