Justin Timberlake Announces He Is Performing at the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show
Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back to the Super Bowl!
The superstar singer took to Twitter on Sunday to announce that he would be performing at the halftime show during the 2018 Super Bowl.
Posting the news with a hilarious wordplay video with pal Jimmy Fallon, Timberlake wrote, “I DO have the time. Half the time…#PepsiHalftime #SBLII @Pepsi @NFL @JimmyFallon @FallonTonight.”
Pepsi also tweeted the big news, writing, “It’s official: @jtimberlake is taking the #PepsiHalftime stage at #SBLII Tune into #SNF tonight for the full scoop & we’ll see you on Feb 4!”
Superbowl LII will be taking place on Feb. 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn.
This isn’t JT’s first time performing at football’s biggest night.
The showman previously appeared at the halftime show during the 2004 Super Bowl. The smooth singer made headlines (and lawsuits) when he ripped off Janet Jackson‘s clothes, exposing her breast to the world in the now-infamous “Boobgate.”
Hopefully this year’s performance will be a bit tamer.
In an exclusive interview with Football Night in America host Mike Tirico that aired tonight at halftime of Sunday Night Football, said of being asked, “It’s a huge moment so I was very excited.”
Lady Gaga performed last year at the Super Bowl LI and Tirico asked if anything like her high-flying performance would be happening with JT. The former boybander said don’t count on it.
“I don’t know, man. I’m 36 now. I don’t know how much of that I can do anymore.”
He said his aim for the fast-paced, high-octane set is to get people dancing and having fun.
“What I really want to do is take the opportunity to put together a performance that feels like it unifies. I feel like that would be the ultimate accomplishment, and then the icing on the cake is at some point, within that 12 minutes, that everybody is shaking their booty.”
We can’t stop the feeling that we think Justin’s probably going to be able to hit his mark!