JANET JACKSON's Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction" was allJUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's idea . . . because he wanted to one-upBRITNEY SPEARS.
That's according to stylist Wayne Scot Lukas, who helped Janet get ready for the 2004 halftime show.
He says Justin wanted to upstage Britney,MADONNA, andCHRISTINA AGUILERA, after they'd just made headlines a few months earlier by making out at the"VMAs".
The original idea was for Janet to be wearing a dress, and Justin would step on the back of the dress, pulling it off to reveal Janet wearing nothing but a PEARL G-STRING underneath. But for whatever reason, they changed the plan and went with the nipple reveal instead.
Wayne says, quote, "I wouldn't call it a wardrobe 'malfunction' in a million years. It was the most functioning wardrobe in history. As a stylist, it did what it was intended to do."