Joined: Mar 27, 2002 Posts: 1163 Location: Philly Always
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:28 am Post subject: WHY IS EVERYONE TRIPPIN?
WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE TRIPPIN ABOUT JANET BREAST COMIN OUT DURIN THE HALFTIME SHOW. I MEAN DAMN ITS ONLY A TITTY GET OVER IT. THEY TALKIN BOUT BOYCOTTIN CBS, AOL, THE NFL AND MTV CAUSE IT WAS DIGUSTIN AND LEWD I SWEAR PEOPLE TAKE s*** TOO SERIOUSLY. TO ME IT LOOKED LIKE THEY WAS PERFORMIN AND HE (JUSTIN) GRABBED THE SCARF AND HER BREAST CAME OUT WIT IT, ACCIDENTS HAPPEN DAMN. I WAS LAUGHIN MY ASS OFF AND THEN I HAD TO POP MY BOYFRIEND CAUSE THEY WAS LOOKIN DAMN NEAR LICKIN THE TV. ANYWAY ALSO THEY WAS TALKIN BOUT HOW NELLY LOOKED LIKE HE HAD A ERECTION WHILE HE WAS PERFORMIN, s*** I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE DAT NOTICE BUT THEY WAS JUST GOIN OFF. NOW DAT DEFINITELY GOT MY ATTENTION LOL BUT IT WAS A SHOW FOR FUN DAMN THEY TAKIN IT TOO SERIOUS.
Joined: Nov 22, 2003 Posts: 485 Location: MEMPHIS AND CARMELO'S HOUSE
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:38 am Post subject: WHY IS EVERYONE TRIPPIN?
YOU KNOW PEOPLE GOT TO MAKE A HUGE DEAL OVER EVERYTHING. I DIDN'T EVEN SEE HER BREAST. I HAD TURNED MY HEAD FOR A QUICK SECOND AND I MISSED IT. IT HAPPENED FAST. EVERYBODY AND THEY MAMMA COME CALLING OUR HOUSE SAYIN, "DID YOU SEE THAT". YOU KNOW IT'S GONE BE ON ET AND MTV AND BET TOMORROW. NELLY AND P.DIDDY WERE OK, BUT I LOVEDDDD KID ROCK. I LOVE THOSE SONGS HE SANG. HE WAS THE BEST TO ME. JANET DID HER THANG THOUGH. I MISSED BEYONCE. MY DAD SAID THAT SHE DID A REALLY GOOD JOB.
Joined: Nov 19, 2003 Posts: 894 Location: DA DUUUURTY SOUTH!!!
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:14 pm Post subject: WHY IS EVERYONE TRIPPIN?
IT WAS A PUBLICITY STUNT B/C SHE IS SUPPOSE TO HAVE AN ALBUM DROP SOON. EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT SEX SELLS. WHAT I DONT UNDERSTAND IS "WHY IS JUSTIN APLOGIZING AND CALLIN IT AN ACCIDENT?" IT WASNT AN ACCIDENT, IT WAS PLANNED OTHERWISE SHE WOULDNT HAVE HAD A STAR COVERING IT! DAMN IT WASNT A BIG DEAL. IT EVEN LOOKED BLURRED, I THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY! GO HEAD JANET, DO YA THANG!
Joined: Jan 7, 2004 Posts: 115 Location: mississippi
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:43 pm Post subject: WHY IS EVERYONE TRIPPIN?
I THOUGHT THAT JANET AS USUAL DID HER THING. THE MEDIA AS USUAL IS JUST A TAKING THIS SMALL THING AND MAKING IT BIG. I MEAN THEY ACTING LIKE SHE HAD SEX ON STAGE OR SOMETHING. AS FAR AS NELLY IS CONCERNED, I WAS LOOKING AT HIS FINE TAIL THE WHOLE PERFORMANCE AND WOULD HAVE NOTICED IF HE WAS "HARD" OR NOT. I FEEL THAT EVERYONE FROM BEYONCE (AND I DON'T LIKE HER) ON DOWN GAVE THE BEST HALF-TIME PERFORMANCE EVER.
Joined: Nov 26, 2003 Posts: 294 Location: Somewhere over the Rainbow
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:18 pm Post subject: WHY IS EVERYONE TRIPPIN?
Dang everybody was sooooo upset about that... I don't think it was that serious for people to be all mad about it. They wasn't mad like this when Britney Spears and Christina was kissin all on Madonna!!
Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:50 am Post subject: WHY IS EVERYONE TRIPPIN?
Janet Jackson Apologizes for Bared Breast
By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Music Writer
NEW YORK - Janet Jackson (news) apologized Monday for an incident in which one of her breasts was bared for a moment as she sang with Justin Timberlake (news) during the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday night.
In a statement released Monday night, Jackson said it was a last-minute stunt that went awry.
"The decision to have a costume reveal at the end of my halftime show performance was made after final rehearsals. MTV was completely unaware of it," Jackson said. "It was not my intention that it go as far as it did. I apologize to anyone offended — including the audience, MTV, CBS and the NFL."
Jackson's performance with Timberlake sparked a federal investigation and set new standards for raunch in an entertainment industry that seems to be setting new highs — or lows — every day.
"Every time an artist does something you think they sort of break the barrier, and it keeps getting more and more outrageous," said Tom Poleman, senior vice president of programming at New York City radio station Z100. "I think artists will keep on exploiting every opportunity they can get."
When Timberlake snatched off part of Jackson's bustier, revealing a breast clad only in a sun-shaped "nipple shield," the barrier was shattered before 89 million viewers.
Federal Communications Commission (news - web sites) chief Michael Powell (news) said in a statement, "Like millions of Americans, my family and I gathered around the television for a celebration. Instead, that celebration was tainted by a classless, crass and deplorable stunt." He promised an investigation, with potential fines of up to $27,500. If applied to each CBS station, the fine could reach the millions.
Despite the apparent premeditation — the display coincided exactly with Timberlake singing, "I'm gonna have you naked by the end of this song" — all involved denied that the peep show was planned, and Jackson and Timberlake both issued apologies.
"This was done completely without our knowledge," said Chris Ender, entertainment spokesman for CBS, which was deluged with angry calls. "It wasn't rehearsed. It wasn't discussed. It wasn't even hinted at. ... This is something we would have never approved. We are angry and embarrassed."
The NFL said it was "extremely disappointed." Several members of Congress, the Parents Television Council and the Traditional Values Coalition (news - web sites) expressed outrage. Even halftime producer and CBS corporate Viacom cousin MTV — the network that has given us "Jackass," Diana Ross (news) fondling Lil Kim's pastied breast and Madonna (news - web sites) kissing Britney Spears (news) at last August's MTV Awards — was contrite.
"Unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional," said MTV.
But was it?
Although Timberlake issued a statement shortly after the show blaming the debacle on a "wardrobe malfunction," in comments to the syndicated show "Access Hollywood" right after the incident, he didn't seem too sorry.
"Hey man, we love giving you all something to talk about," he said, laughing.
Jackson's official Web site was bombarded with angry postings. Her spokeswoman, Jennifer Holiner, said a red lace garment was supposed to remain when Timberlake tore off the outer covering.
Holiner said she was not sure whetherJackson's medieval-looking nipple decoration was meant to be seen, but added that the singer does wear such jewelry.
But the display still raised questions such as: If it was an accident, why did a choreographer promise "shocking moments" in an interview with the Web site MTV.com prior to the show? And how could it be a coincidence with the timing of the words to Timberlake's song "Rock Your Body"?
MTV Networks Group President Judy McGrath says the shocker was supposed to be Timberlake's appearance — and not what he did afterward. McGrath was sitting in the audience and didn't see the flash, but said the pair "looked upset" afterward.
While she praised Jackson and Timberlake as artists, she said: "I don't appreciate someone who doesn't communicate what their plans are. I think it was a misguided move on their parts."
Whatever the intent of the stunt, it is not the first time Jackson has used her sexuality to grab an audience. Over the years, Jackson, 37, has evolved from a shy innocent who barely showed her ankles to a vamp who has bared almost all on regular basis.
A classic Rolling Stone magazine cover in 1993 showed a topless Jackson, her breasts covered only by the hands of her then-husband. At the time, she was promoting the album "Janet," which was described as her first time exploring sexuality in her music.
She has revisited that theme often. Promoting "The Velvet Rope" album in 1997, she appeared on the cover of Vibe wearing a nipple ring on the outside of her clothing. On her last album, "All for You," she appeared on the album's artwork nude, obscured only by a sheet. And in a recent HBO concert special, Jackson was seen running topless in a waterfall, though her breasts were barely visible.
And of course, Jackson has a new album, "Damita Jo," due out in the spring. The single, "Just a Little While," hit radio late last week. Already, the hype for the album promises a disc in which Jackson explores — what else? — her sexuality.
Asked whether he thought the strip tease was an accident, Z100's Poleman laughed.
"Are you kidding me?" he said.
Over-the-air TV channels cannot air "obscene" material at any time and cannot air "indecent" material between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The FCC (news - web sites) defines obscene as describing sexual conduct "in a patently offensive way" and lacking "serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value." Indecent material is not as offensive but still contains references to sex or excretions.
The FCC has come under fire from lawmakers and outside groups who say the agency hasn't done enough to shield the public from indecent programming. The Bush administration has endorsed a bill raising the $27,500 maximum fine to $275,000.
Over at Z100, whose audience tends to range from 12 to 34 years old, the radio station was playing Jackson's new single every two hours on Monday.
"All of our listeners, they saw right through it," Poleman said. "Nobody is buying for a second that it wasn't a setup, but at the same time, they're cool with it."
So were stores that sell nipple jewelry. In Greenwich Village, Cassioppia Tattoo and Piercing's owner Bianca Bubenik placed a newspaper photo of the singer and her exposed breast in a display case alongside nipple decorations similar to the one Jackson wore.
"She's coming out with a new CD soon," Bubenik said. "We were just discussing it this morning — it's a publicity stunt."
And it has people talking at just the right time about Jackson — until the next celebrity shocker.
Already this year, we've seen Britney's 55-hour marriage, Michael Jackson (news) dancing at his child molestation arraignment and Steve Irwin frolicking with his newborn and a crocodile ... and it's only February.
"Who knows?" said Poleman. "It's up to their imagination."
I DIDN'T READ IT ALL CAUSE IT WAS TO LONG BUT FROM WHAT I READ IT SOUNDS LIKE BULLSHIT