Janet Jackson Plans for Grammy Award Scrapped, Bad History with Super Bowl and CBS
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The Grammys needed to honor Janet Jackson in a giant means final weekend, however TMZ has realized these talks fizzled after discussions on deal with the best way CBS handled Jackson after her notorious Tremendous Bowl Halftime efficiency.
Sources linked to The Grammys inform us … the Grammys needed to bestow Janet with a World Affect Award, however there was a snag. Recording Academy honchos needed Janet to attend a pre-Grammy occasion with the Black Music Collective days earlier than the primary occasion to just accept the award, however her schedule would not permit it.
From there, we’re advised discussions pivoted to a means Janet may obtain the distinction in the course of the precise broadcast, however that offered one other downside … CBS by no means made amends with Janet for making her persona non grata after the wardrobe malfunction.
It was Tremendous Bowl XXVIII, broadcast on CBS, when Justin Timberlake ripped Janet’s high, revealing her breast. The community acquired a ton of flack over the incident, and CBS CEO Les Moonves pulled Janet’s invite to the Grammys that 12 months.
Our sources say Janet’s crew and Grammy organizers started speaking about methods CBS may both apologize or determine a method to acknowledge how she was handled by the community, however issues simply obtained too difficult and talks ended.
Since Janet could not attend the Black Music Collective occasion, she did not get the World Affect Award. She additionally didn’t attend the Grammys … reality is she hasn’t been there in years.
We should always word — Lil Wayne ended up taking the World Affect honor dwelling — and obtained a video shoutout from Drake earlier than accepting the award. Unclear if each he and Janet each would’ve acquired awards, or if Wayne acquired his rather than Jackson.