When Justin Timberlake was announced as Super Bowl halftime headliner for 2018, talk immediately turned to his 2004 performance with Janet Jackson and how he handled the situation after exposing her breast on live television.
With the singer now doing promotion for his upcoming album, "Man of the Woods," Nipplegate once again became a topic of conversation during a new interview with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe.
"When you were announced it brought up the last time for a lot of people again," Lowe said during the interview.
"Naturally, that's something that we talked about," Timberlake revealed. "To be honest, it wasn't too much of a conversation, just one of those things where you go, we're not going to do that again."
He was also pressed on his reaction at the time, when Jackson found herself persecuted more for what happened than Timberlake.
"Yeah and I stumbled through it, to be quite honest," said Justin. "I had my wires crossed, and it's just something that you have to look back on and go, like, 'OK, well, you know, you can't change what's happened but you can move forward and learn from it.'"
When asked if he and Janet ever made "peace," Timberlake said, "Absolutely."
"And I don't know that a lot of people know that," he continued. "I don't think it's my job to do that because you value the relationships that you do have with people."
In a separate video from the interview, Timberlake also revealed why he and Pharrell haven't worked together since Justin's solo album, "Justified."
"I was not able to work with Pharrell out of a ... and I've got to say this the right way because I don't want to blame anybody for anything, but it did change the course of things for a minute," he explained. "Everyone remembers [the recording duo Clipse, feautred on 'Like I Love You']. Clipse was signed to Jive Records, which I was signed to. I don't know what went on with their deal, but I do remember that Pharrell was very adamant about getting them out of the deal. So it became from my understanding, you know, it became challenging for him to work with any Jive artist at that point."
"If I'm being totally honest about it, I was extremely hurt being caught up in the middle of it," Timberlake added. "At the same time, I had a shitload of money stolen from me by somebody else when I was in the group. I had already gone legal troubles and I kind of felt like, you know what, I'm at this point where I feel like I have so much ahead of me, I don't want to be in the middle of the record label and somebody that, you know, I consider a friend. So, I feel like I kind of removed myself from the situation."'
More from Justin's interview will be released Thursday, January 18 on Beats 1.