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  • Justin Timberlake Announced as Super Bowl 2018 Performer


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    After months of speculation, and dozens of names being tossed into the ring (including Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Taylor Swift), Justin Timberlake has been officially announced as the performer at next year's highly anticipated Super Bowl Half Time Show.

    Super Bowl LII (or 52, for those who are Roman numerals illiterate like I am) will be aired on February 14th, and judging by the announcement it's already set to be an event.

    The announcement further alludes to the fact that Timberlake will be releasing new music soon, as it's the NFL's desire that any artist to perform at the Super Bowl in coming years will be in the middle of an album cycle.

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    Of course, this isn't Timberlake's first time on the Super Bowl stage. Back in 2004 he caused controversy during a joint headlining performance with Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Nelly and Kid Rock. During the infamous performance, Timberlake dueted with Jackson on a version of his single 'Rock Your Body', during which there were provocative dance moves on display. At the end of the performance, Timberlake ripped off Jackson's shirt to reveal her breast, covered only by a pastie. This kind of a display would probably barely cause a batted eyelid in 2017, but at the time it was huge news and CBS was fined a record $550 000. Fans are already expecting Timberlake to return the favour by inviting Jackson to his half-time show; but whether she appears or doesn't, it's almost certain that Jackson will ask his former N*Sync band members to help him out on a few songs.

    Justin's performance will follow hot on the heels of Lady Gaga's performance at this year's Super Bowl, which ended up being the most watched halftime show in the history of the game. Compared to Gaga, Justin definitely has more hits to break out, although he has less of an interesting performance style. We're hoping this show won't just be him running around in a suit for ten minutes straight.

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    On 10/24/2017 at 2:29 AM, lightyears said:

    Unless Janet makes an appearance and take his pants off as a revenge i'm not here for it tbh :idkher: 

    THIS (probably won't happen because he's a dad now and so on)

    It's gross. They had one job to do. Invite a legend like Celine Dion, Britney, Miley... And they come with JT? What's next? Bebe Rexha?

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    17 hours ago, Tweener said:

    THIS (probably won't happen because he's a dad now and so on)

    It's gross. They had one job to do. Invite a legend like Celine Dion, Britney, Miley... And they come with JT? What's next? Bebe Rexha?

    I was thinking Fifth Harmony but you might be right ;) 

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    On 24/10/2017 at 6:44 PM, Cypher said:

    Not gonna lie, I'm kinda excited for this. I'm curious to see if he's gonna pull a reunion like Beyonce did.

    I'm 99% sure he's gonna just recreate the medley he did at the VMA's a few years ago, maybe with 'Despacito' or some mess thrown in for good measure... :idkher:

    17 hours ago, Joe said:

    NBA? It’s the NFL.

    I also just realised I said he was from The Backstreet Boys instead of N*Sync, clearly I was tired while writing this article. :cackle: Thanks for letting me know!

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    5 hours ago, Countess said:

    I'm 99% sure he's gonna just recreate the medley he did at the VMA's a few years ago, maybe with 'Despacito' or some mess thrown in for good measure... :idkher:

     

    Let's hope he brings something fresh. :morning: 

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    On 10/28/2017 at 2:16 AM, Countess said:

    I'm 99% sure he's gonna just recreate the medley he did at the VMA's a few years ago, maybe with 'Despacito' or some mess thrown in for good measure... :idkher:

    I also just realised I said he was from The Backstreet Boys instead of N*Sync, clearly I was tired while writing this article. :cackle: Thanks for letting me know!

    Aka “too gay to function”?

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    On 10/29/2017 at 1:27 AM, Cypher said:

    Let's hope he brings something fresh. :morning: 

    Don't hold your breath. :morning: 

    On 10/31/2017 at 9:11 AM, Hannes84 said:

    Ah the press is tearing him apart right now. The same in Feb. Good for Janet!

    I'm all for hating on Timbersnake, but I'm not sure why people think it's his fault that Janet got slammed in the press over a decade ago... :cackle: It's not his fault she asked him to touch her boob and then got sued millions for it. :wink: I would have done the same thing in his position!

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    On 12/29/2017 at 6:50 AM, MelaniesPlayground said:

    I would of prefered somebody like Kesha or Taylor as they've actually released music this year, all we'll hear is the older songs :morning:

    I'm assuming he'll have some material out and ready by the time the Super Bowl comes around. ;)

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