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Timberlake Rules Out 'N Sync Reunion at Super Bowl Show

Timberlake is returning to the halftime show 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy

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    Timberlake Talks Whether N'Sync Will Be at the Super Bowl

    Justin Timberlake fielded questions from reporters about his upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance, a record for an individual performer, and was asked if there might be a surprise N'Sync reunion, as well as what he thought of Tom Brady listing him as one of his "man crushes." (Published Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018)

    Justin Timberlake was asked about a bromance with Tom Brady, a possible 'N Sync reunion and serenaded with "Happy Birthday," but the superstar didn't get a question about the wardrobe malfunction that rocked the world during a press conference Thursday to promote his return to the Super Bowl halftime show.

    Timberlake ruled out any chance his former boy band 'N Sync would join him on Sunday or other potential special guests would show up — including Janet Jackson herself. Timberlake revealed only that his band, The Tennessee Kids, would join him onstage and predicted a show that will include things "never done before."

    "It's a moment where you have the opportunity to bring so many people together through what I think is the greatest art form, which is music," he said. "And so that has been sort of the ethos of inspiration behind putting the set list together."

    "And, you know, I like to make dance music so I hope everyone is dancing," he added.

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    Timberlake is returning to the halftime show 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Jackson caused a national controversy. He was not asked about the incident during the press availability.

    Timberlake was Jackson's special guest during her performance when he ripped off a piece of her clothing and revealed her bare, pierced nipple. Jackson later described it as an unintended "wardrobe malfunction." CBS, which aired the Super Bowl that year, drew a $550,000 fine from the Federal Communications Commission that was later overturned.

    During his 20-minute press conference, Timberlake mentioned Jackson's name when he spoke about who people thought he would invite as a guest during the halftime. He also named Jay-Z, Chris Stapleton and 'N Sync.

    He also admitted he had a "man-crush" on Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback, complimenting his skills and hair. But when asked if he was rooting for the Patriots or the Philadelphia Eagles, he punted: "Go, Pack, go," he said, referencing the Green Bay Packers, who didn't make the playoffs at all.

    He also praised Minneapolis-born Prince, calling the late superstar "in my opinion, the greatest all-around musician I can think of in popular culture."

    Timberlake will be making his third Super Bowl musical appearance — a record. Timberlake has a new album out Friday and will host a listening party Thursday night at Paisley Park, Prince's old estate.

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    "There's a lot of bucket list things that are happening this week for me and that's definitely at the top of that list," he said. "I get to walk the hallowed, sacred ground of Paisley Park."

    Timberlake turned 37 years old on Wednesday, and some of the media serenaded him by singing "Happy Birthday."