Madonna Won't Do a Janet Jackson At The Super Bowl

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On February 5, Madonna will be the halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl, doing the impossible by turning a sports game into a Gay Olympics event.

Her guest star will supposedly be Cee Lo Green, and Madge will probably also be joined by her recording co-stars Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.

But she won't do a Janet!

As Madonna told NY1, she won't be planning "anything naughty."

"I'm planning something super-entertaining," she explained.

"You don't have to show nipples to be interesting.

"It doesn't necessarily mean you're cutting edge if you do, right?"

I hope she was just being cute in referencing that tired, old incident.

I'd hate to think Madonna the provocateur has belatedly joined the fundamentalist family-values crowd in dissing poor, beleaguered Janet for the least harmful act in pop history.

As this commentator noted, "Holy shit, is she serious? Does she not recall the things she did in the '90s?"

Good point -- but I guess showing your nibbly bits is not the same thing as showing your nipples, lol!



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coolc
coolc

I was a Madonna fan up until hearing about how she attempted to bash Janet.  You know what is really funny, is that Janet has actually outshined Madonna on many occasions.  Now her biggest truimph over Madge is the fact that Janet is about to marry a billionarie and her man is super rich and super fine.  Madonna's relationships aren't nothing to brag about.  Anyone who has worked with Janet always claim that she might be the nicest person on the planet.  Anyone who worked for Madonna, claim she isn't too nice of person.  Madonna used Latino and Black gay men and attempted to act like she was some kind of creator of Voguing. She brought it to middle-America and all the people that wouldn't even think about strike a pose.   Remember it is typical Madonna to use some one or some kind of genre because for awhile people thought Madonna was a Black singer with little soul.  "Borderline" one of my favorite songs of hers could have easily been sung by any of the R&B divas of that era (Stephaine Mills, Denice Williams and even a young Whitney Houston could have sang the hell out of that song.  However, Madonna gave and once again the Middle-America and Bible belt folks that somehow never seen a ghetto or know anyone Black or Latino in real-life, a glimpse of NYC and the entire struggle artist scene.  While Madonna was on her way to the top, she was an impressional girl that pose nude and got herpes of some STD, which she braggged about in her "SEX" book.  Here is the real kicker, it seems that Madonna got the STD from an under-age Latino boy, when she was of age.  SHe has the nerve to say anything about Janet.  Janet is a Jackson and she is so proud of her family's legacy but crafted something truly special.  Janet she has never said that she was the world's greatest singer but all of her music is her own sound and she mainly writes or co-writes all her music.  When Madonna first came out she was in group and didn't work out, then Jellybean helped craft her sound.  I give her props for her style in the past but there were so many girls that were doing the downtown-thriftstore-chic in the 80's, she ripped those girls off.  She was Madonna able to bring this ghetto-inspired style to the masses and can't take that from her.  However, Janet wasn't sitting around copying anyone, Janet style was her own and there was no one sounding like her or looking like her.  You have to remember that there were great female entertainers in that era but Janet came out and gave everyone, especially young, Black girls, someone to look up to and look forward to seeing what was next.  Janet has created a name for herself but being not only talented but extremely innovative.  Many give Madonna this title of being so innovative but remember she humped the stage at the MTV music awards and that somehow gave her clout, among people that thought she was creative or talented.  I was the first person in my hometown to buy Madonna's "Sex Book".  Madonna wasn't no angel before the book and even after the book.  She made so many enemies along her way up to the top.  She created controversail situations with her so-called friends and family, every chance she gets.  Madonna sold people out, for her own fame and Janet has never been so class-less.  I have to say that the media created this Janet vs Madonna ordeal years back and the funny part is that these ladies only met when Michael passed.  Madonna was the biggest support yet hater of MJ (R.I.P), she spend some time trying to get MJ to say he was gay.  She went to the Oscar's as MJ's date Then she stood in front of the world at the MTV music awards and attempted to say she was wrong for being a part of the lench mob that always had a thing for Michael.  Janet always had MJ back and vice versusa and if your trying to hurt a Jackson, the others aren't going to take it lightly.  Janet was a the revealation when she got with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and changed entire music world.In any type of public arena there is someone that is considered "The Greast White Hope".  That was Madonna and there was Elvis before and I can go on and on.  Elvis was a big fan of "The Blues" and dressed like all the guys that were driving trucks around that time.  Little Richard would have Elvis surpassed Elvis if he was't a White artist.  Elvis was single-handiedly called "The King of Rock", meanwhile Little Richard is barely mentioned when you talk about the early days of rock.  Thank God for modern tech.  Madonna, "The Queen of Music" and Janet is barely mentioned.       

Cenio
Cenio

i wish people will over look the wardrobe malfunction...  Looking past that Janet half-time show was 1 of the best.  If not the best @favoredwun7 

AnonTWO
AnonTWO

Madge has shown it all before and then some (YAWN) she knows of what she speaks.

Musto
Musto

Update: On Leno. Madonna said the same thing about not flashing her nipple, then added something like "I don't want to repeat myself."

That's a much cuter way to handle this.

HoSitDown
HoSitDown

First Gaga, now Janet? shouldn't a person be over their insecurities by age 100?

Madonna
Madonna

Janet Jackson comeback please! We need real pop music

barklina sue
barklina sue

Hope she does some of her early stuff but probably won't.  Not happy about the co-stars, don't like Cee-Lo either or Minaj, but M always wants to be current.....

Guest
Guest

I think it's an obvious reference point. Janet Jackson did her best to be edgy, like Madonna, but it didn't work at all. The weird thing about Janet Jackson's incident is that it was kind of a mock assault by Justin Timberlake, man attacking woman, man exposing woman's breast, and woman being called a whore and accused of asking for it. Years later it's looked at as Janet Jackson exposing herself? Is this 1956?

Anyway, I sort of lost interest in Madonna when she started having children and going around with Guy Ritchie, Boring. But Madonna is still the greatest female pop star ever.  I really think the whole comment was a big "As if!" to the idea of her copying Janet Jackson, who really owes a lot of her career to Madonna. 

billyjoe
billyjoe

Im originally from Indiana and Indianapolis, bland mid-America personified. Remember, this is the town that annually invites Jim Nabors to sing "Back Home Again in Indiana" at the Indpls Motor Speedway. Im really enjoying the idea of generally mild-mannered Republican Hoosiers interacting with loud 'n' brash Eastern Seaboards types, with the Madonna spectacle serving as a special add-on. 

Rhythm Agnes
Rhythm Agnes

Can't sing, can't dance, can't act. Why bother?

bittergay
bittergay

This is what happens when all you dumb fags worshipped these talentless so-called musicians.  Donna Summer, Madonna, Cher, Gaga, for fuck sake buy some good music already. 

Wings
Wings

And isn't she the one who defended Eminem's homophobia as not being homophobic?

Jessie
Jessie

Oh great : anti-gay, John-Lennon-revisionist, all-round asshole Cee Lo Green. Madonna is a fu*king tool. And since when does Madonna know anything about being interesting? Her corporate look-at-me-I'm-being-provocative routine has bored me to tears for decades.

Vontanner
Vontanner

Forget the nipples madonna showed the world her 'c*nt'.

Musto
Musto

Kids, you read about the Scotty Bowers book right here last April.

Carl Theodore Dreyer
Carl Theodore Dreyer

Oh the hell with Madonna! That motherfucker Scotty Bowers is outing me in his new book!! Cocksucker.

Fingers
Fingers

I knew she would eventually turn into a righteous prig! The fake British accent has seeped into her scalp!

Dareaper
Dareaper

Shouldn't it be "Golden Globe winner Madonna"???

Dayg715
Dayg715

LOL, youre seriously delusional.  Janet owes this fossil nothing.  in fact, its the other way around.  Janet was dragging this corpse up and down the charts back in the 90s with only 2 album releases, to the point where she had to release 3x as many albums just to keep up with Janet.  in actuality, madonna didn't get renewed interest in her until AFTER Janet's SB performance.  and fyi, madonna has built her career on copying others, including Janet.  she has always been madonna's achilles heel for the past 25 years, and madonna is obviously still intimidated by her, hence her little remark.  "greatest female pop star"? LOL, now THAT'S  what you call a big "As If".

latenitebump
latenitebump

how does janet jackson owe her career to madonna? they cater to two different audiences. plus, janet was very good as young penny on good times! remember! janet is still a jackson! (miss jackson! if you´re nasty! and madonna is just that--nasty!) plus, who did janet copy? janet is an original! can´t say the same about madonna! who did janet exploit?

AnonTWO
AnonTWO

Trying to figure out WHY Katherine Hepburn would need Bowers to hook up with other women.........

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

..sho'nuff..I had that deja vu thingy when I read it in the NYTimes!

mjm
mjm

no wonder Elton hates her.

I think the Kaballah has something to do with this more snarky Madge...

Prezdent Obama
Prezdent Obama

GOLDEN GIRL madonna.

madonna is one ugly lookin elderly bitch.

at least janet had firm juggs.

STHU
STHU

no, it should be "Insecure Has-Been Madonna".

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