Justin Timberlake says he made peace with Janet Jackson after that infamous Superbowl incident 2 years ago

Justin Timberlake says he made peace with Janet Jackson after that infamous Superbowl incident

"I stumbled through it, to be quite honest."

Ah, 2004.

A simpler time when, for example, YouTube didn't exist.

Smash cut to a now-infamous "wardrobe malfunction" where viewers of the Super Bowl XXXVIII half-time show witnessed Justin Timberlake accidentally expose Janet Jackson's right breast for 9/16th of a second.

And thus the inspiration for YouTube was born, forever changing how we view and consume media.

14 years have passed since the explicit incident - which saw America's Federal Communications Commission receive 540,000 complaints - and Timberlake, set to headline the Super Bowl half-time show once again, has reflected on things.

In conversation with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio on Wednesday, the singer was asked if he had made peace with Jackson in the aftermath.

"Absolutely, yeah," he says. "And I'm not sure, I don't know that a lot of people know that. I mean, I don't think it's my job to do that, because you value the relationships that you do have with people."

Earlier, Lowe asked how the mood was in the minutes after getting off the stage.

"To be honest, it wasn't too much of a conversation," according to Timberlake. "Just one of those things where you go, 'What do you want me to say? We're not going to do that again...', you know?

"I stumbled through it, to be quite honest', he continues. "I had my wires crossed and it's just something that you have to look back on and go, 'Okay'. You can't change what's happened, but you can move forward and learn from it."

Clip via Beats 1 Radio