The Super Bowl is going to get a familiar face for halftime of Super Bowl LII when the game comes to Minnesota. Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is reportedly "finalizing" a deal to perform at the event for the first time in 13 years. According to US Magazine, Timberlake and the NFL are locking down a deal that will put him on the stage for the first time since the Patriots and Panthers played in the Super Bowl in 2004, when he very controversially ripped off part of Janet Jackson's bustier. There have been different rumblings about possibilities for the halftime show, which will take place on February 4 in the Vikings new stadium in Minneapolis. Brittney Spears was rumored as someone who was interested in participating in the show. The NFL was reportedly rejected by a pair of big-name performers, including rapper Jay-Z and Adele. There was also some chatter in the US Magazine report that Timberlake could be joined on the stage by Jay-Z, although a source told US that "as of right now, it will just be Justin — no surprise performers." Timberlake's previous performance changed the way the halftime shows operate, with the Federal Communications Commission implementing a delay on live broadcasts after Jackson's nipple was revealed during the live broadcast rendition of Timberlake's song "Rock Your Body."
Justin Timberlake reportedly 'finalizing' deal to perform at Super Bowl halftime
CBS Sports | Sep 27