Janet Jackson Stylist: Justin Timberlake Pushed For ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’

The stylist who designed Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunction outfit, has revealed that the entire idea was Justin Timberlake’s — and that he pushed for it.

Stylist Wayne Scot Lukas told Page Six that Timberlake “insisted on doing something bigger than their performance. He wanted a reveal.”

After Janet was blackballed for the malfunction, Timberlake did nothing to defend.

“Janet was going to be in a Rocha dress, and [Justin] was going to step on the back of her dress to reveal her butt in this pearl G-string,” he told the outlet, adding that “the outfit changed a couple of days before, and you saw the magic.”

“I wouldn’t call it a wardrobe ‘malfunction’ in a million years. It was the most functioning wardrobe in history. As a stylist, it did what it was intended to do,” he said.


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Timberlake only offered an apology for his part in the incident this year.

“I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed,” the Instagram post from Timberlake said. “Because of my ignorance, I didn’t recognize it for all that it was while it was happening in my own life but I do not want to ever benefit from others being pulled down again.”

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