Timberlake - who's slated to headline the halftime show again at this year's National Football League title game - says he and Jackson made peace after he infamously tore away a portion of her costume during their Super Bowl performance in 2004, exposing her breast. "It's just one of those things where you go, like, 'Yeah, what do you want me to say?"
Many believe Jackson was unfairly punished after the now-infamous TV moment dubbed "nipplegate".
As for making amends with Jackson, Timberlake says he did.
And his video for new sinle 'Supplies' is... it's really hitting all the marks. "And it's something that you have to look back on and go, like, 'OK, well, you know, you can't change what's happened, but, you know, you can move forward and learn from it, '" Timberlake said.More news: Second Women's March Draws Thousands, Focuses On Voting
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When speaking with the Super Bowl authorities, Timberlake said he was briefly questioned about the event.
The 36-year-old said that he and the Together Again singer have "absolutely" made peace about it, and added: 'I don't know that a lot of of people know that'. In a 2006 interview with MTV, he admitted that he "got 10 percent of the blame", while Jackson shouldered the rest. "I think America is unfairly harsh on ethnic people".
The 7th Heaven actress continued: "'I understand that about my peers - about being focused and driven - and if you have someone who shares the same values as you, it's like, 'Score!"
"I've never felt more inept my life", he told Lowe.