Celebrity stylist Wayne Scot Lukas defends his friend and former client, Janet Jackson, amid a resurfaced discussion about her infamous “closet malfunction” during Super Bowl 38 in 2004.
Lukas called his look “the most functional wardrobe I’ve ever designed,” and said the camera should have cut immediately when Justin Timberlake ripped off part of Jackson’s top.
He also argued that the 55-year-old “Rhythm Nation” singer was treated worse than other stars who have suffered from clothing problems, citing Miley Cyrus’s New Year’s Eve performance as an example.
“Miley Cyrus just had a wardrobe malfunction, and they immediately went to the band and they cut out backstage,” he claimed. on NewsNation’s “Banfield.”
“They took the camera from Miley. Janet had a wardrobe malfunction and they kept the camera on Janet the whole time. They didn’t cut.”
“They could have cut away,” he added, “and there was a five-second delay on the Super Bowl and the NFL, that’s a lie. And you always film the Super Bowl halftime show twice, so they had two movies, so just in case the satellite goes down.”
Lukas previously told Page Six that the Timberlake was pushing for the viral moment because he reportedly wanted “a reveal” bigger than ex Britney’s outrageous kiss with Madonna and Christina Aguilera during the 2003 VMAs.
The stylist also told Banfield that he believes Jackson has been trapped in a “cycle of abuse” her entire life, which is expected to be explored in her new Lifetime and A&E documentary, “Janet,” which premieres Friday.
As Page Six reported exclusively this week, Timberlake surprisingly appears in the document.