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Janet Jackson’s former stylist says there was no wardrobe malfunction

Janet Jackson‘s former stylist insisted there was no “wardrobe malfunction” when her breast was exposed during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2004 because he did his job properly.

The 55-year-old pop star’s right breast was famously flashed to the world when Justin Timberlake ripped off part of her top during their performance of “Rock Your Body” but Wayne Scot Lukas – who dressed Janet for the prestigious event – has insisted he did “exactly what [he] was supposed to do” and nothing went wrong with her outfit, despite the “SexyBack” hitmaker’s explanation at the time.
He told “Access Hollywood”: “I was a work-for-hire. I was hired to do a job. I did exactly what I was supposed to do. If I work with someone who’s a dancer, you have to be able to dance in a wardrobe, and it has to never fall apart.

“My job is to have snaps and pins and velcro so that, even in her quick change, if she forgets to snap something, it stays on. That’s my job. He said: “We haven’t spoken since he blamed me. He came off the stage and said, ‘It’s just a little wardrobe malfunction. We all want to give you something to [talk] about.’

“And when he said that, I thought, ‘Friendship over. Friendship over! Wardrobe malfunction? I don’t malfunction. I was a professional stylist, [charging] $10,000 a day back then. I can’t fail! Why did you say that
They were supposed to cut to black. You were supposed to get the idea of ‘I’m gonna have you naked by the end of this song.’ Nobody was supposed to be naked.

“Somebody didn’t push the button. Somebody didn’t protect my friend. No one knows this. You ready for this? When you do the Super Bowl [halftime show], this is the secret, you shoot it twice. You shoot the performance twice because the first time you shoot it, you shoot it in case the satellite goes down and they have to cut to the original rehearsal.

“So they had a second performance that the minute that happened, they could’ve pushed the button and cut to the tape. And they didn’t. However, Salli Frattini, who worked on the halfterm show, denied his claims.

Salli said: “This is a false statement as per all of my comments previously written and now broadcast.” The incident and its fallout is the subject of new New York Times Presents documentary “Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson”.

Source: People

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