Justin Timberlake, 37, had fun with reporters at a presser on Thursday when they asked who could join him on stage during the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show. “I think Vegas has a lot of odds on it, I heard. You know, from NSYNC to Jay [Z] to Chris Stapleton to Janet [Jackson],” he quipped.
Everyone over the age of 10 can likely remember Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunction when Timberlake exposed her nipple during their Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime performance 14 years ago.
But, don’t expect a repeat of 2004’s ‘Nipplegate,’ since the “Man of the Woods” singer ultimately insisted he won’t have any special guest performers this time around.
But that won’t stop Las Vegas odd-makers from collecting wagers on surprise musicians, and just about anything and everything else one could bet on.
The “Filthy” singer said, “we’re doing things that they’ve never quite done before,” during a press conference Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.
And while he said there would be no special guest performances, he added “this year I’m just excited for my band, the Tennessee Kids, they’re my special guests.”
Timberlake confessed, “I had a ton of grand ideas about special guests, there’s a whole list,” but ultimately the decision was made to perform with his band.
The singer will have a whole stadium to entertain, not to mention television audiences around the world, but he has one main goal: to get sportscaster Al Michaels to “shake his booty.”
The Super Bowl isn’t the only big project on the horizon for Timberlake.
The musician also has a new album dropping Friday, Feb. 2. And Timberlake recently opened up to Beats 1’s Zane Lowe about his fifth studio album, “Man of the Woods”, named after his son Silas, whose name in Latin loosely translates to “of the Woods.”
“There [are] two love letters on the album,” Timberlake added. “’Man of The Woods’ is my love letter to [wife Jessica Biel] and ‘Young Man’ is my love letter to my son.”
“Man of the Woods” is out Friday and two days later, Timberlake will take centre stage on Super Bowl Sunday at halftime.