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Janet Jackson's former stylist: There was no wardrobe malfunction

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The stylist also blasted the show's producers for not cutting away from the moment fast enough, or dropping in replacement footage.

He fumed: "You were never supposed to see a movement where a breast was out, a body part was out. It was never supposed to be lingering on something that they say was this terrible thing for such a long time. They were supposed to cut to black. You were supposed to get the idea of 'I'm gonna have you naked by the end of this song.' Nobody was supposed to be naked.

"Somebody didn't push the button. Somebody didn't protect my friend.

"No one knows this. You ready for this? When you do the Super Bowl [halftime show], this is the secret, you shoot it twice.

"You shoot the performance twice because the first time you shoot it, you shoot it in case the satellite goes down and they have to cut to the original rehearsal.

 

"So they had a second performance that the minute that happened, they could've pushed the button and cut to the tape. And they didn't."

However, Salli Frattini, who worked on the halfterm show, denied his claims.

Salli said: "This is a false statement as per all of my comments previously written and now broadcast."

The incident and its fallout is the subject of new New York Times Presents documentary 'Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson'.