Justin Timberlake Confirmed As Super Bowl Halftime Performer In 2018
No matter which teams end up playing in Super Bowl LII (that’s 52, for those not up on their Roman numerals), we now know one star that’s definitely going to be in attendance: Justin Timberlake. Last night,the pop superstar announced that he would be serving as the halftime performer at the NFL‘s championship game, set to take place on February 4th, 2018 at the state-of-the-art new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.Timberlake was announced as the halftime performer ahead of Sunday Night Football via a goofy skit featuring himself and his well-know best bud/The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallonthat rapidly made the rounds on social media. Watch the video below: This will be the first time Timberlake has played the Super Bowl Halftime Show since his infamous performance with Janet Jackson in 2004, which culminated in the most famous “wardrobe malfunction” in modern history, a mostly-exposed breast displayed on Sunday evening nationwide network TV and, subsequently the FCC implementation of a 5-second tape delay during all televised performances. In a segment announcing Timberlake’s performance, the pop singer laughed as he confirmed that there would be no surprises on the scale of “Nipplegate,” but that there would be an emotional journey featuring both time to sing along and time to get down.Timberlake is currently at work no his fifth solo studio LP, which is said to be inspired by his Memphis, TN roots. He has not released any new music since last summer’s hit single “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” although he recently hit the stage as part of Dave Matthews‘ Concert For Charlottesville along with Pharrell Williams, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, The Roots, Brittany Howard, Cage The Elephant, and surprise special guest Stevie Wonder.