More than two and a half years after her breast was exposed to nearly 100 million viewers during the Super Bowl, Janet Jackson has refused to speak to former pal Justin Timberlake for distancing himself from the debacle immediately.
The ‘All For You’ singer still feels sore that she was left to bear the brunt of the backlash following the infamous televised wardrobe malfunction, after her dance partner Timberlake refused to support her in the aftermath.
Though the former 'N Sync singer has since publicly apologised to Jackson for his actions, and has made every effort to get in touch with her personally, she feels that it is not yet time for her to get back on friendly terms with him.
"We haven't spoken but he has reached out to speak with me. Friendship is very important to me and (there are) certain things you just don't do to friends and in my own time I'll give him a call. "Certain things were said, supposedly... during that whole fiasco, I had heard, and (he was) kinda leaving you out there hanging (sic)," Contactmusic quoted her as saying at the Oprah Winfrey show.
The ‘Sexyback’ singer had recently blasted the US media for being unfair after it singled out Janet Jackson to blame for the incident, claiming they did it because she is a black woman and he is a white man.
“I probably got 10 per cent of the blame and that says something about society. I think that America’s harsher on women and I think that America’s unfairly harsh on ethnic people,” he said.
However he also admitted that he did the wrong thing by taking the opportunity to distance himself from the scandal and Janet herself. “I didn’t handle it the best way I could have but you get your bumps and bruises from it and you learn”.