Janet Jackson is “open” to the possibility of returning to the Super Bowl for a performance with Justin Timberlake after their controversial act in 2004, NME reported. Timberlake has announced he might perform at the sporting event next year.

A source told Entertainment Tonight that Jackson is “more than willing” to grace the show with the “Cry Me A River” singer. They said that opportunities are "wide open" for the singer, adding that if Justin's team needs her to perform, she would do it again "in a minute."

Back in 2004, both Jackson and Timberlake were involved in a controversial wardrobe malfunction when the Justin accidentally ripped Janet's clothing and exposed sensitive parts of her upper body during the show in Houston, Texas.

The female singer was the one who carried the burden of the public’s criticism after their performance. She was also banned from presenting the Grammys a few days after the incident.

Timberlake’s return

After 14 years, Justin Timberlake is returning to the 2018 halftime show at the Super Bowl event, one of the most watched sporting events in the world. His upcoming appearance was announced earlier this week on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.”

He was also asked to recall the controversial incident on “NBC Sunday Night Football” where he said that it "will not happen again.” The show is a weekly television broadcast of the National Football League matches.

A spokesperson for NFL also confirmed that the “What Have You Done For Me Lately” singer will not be banned, in the event that she returns to perform with Justin.

The spokesperson added that they are "excited" to have Timberlake and that Pepsi is looking forward to his performance.

The singer rose to fame in the late 1990s as he performed genres such as pop and R&B music. Some of his newest hits include "True Colors," "Can't Stop The Feeling," "Mirrors," and "Hair Up." He has also been known for his songs such as "Cry Me A River" and "Like I Love You."

Super Bowl

Some of the notable artists who have performed during the Super Bowl halftime shows in the past include Coldplay, Beyonce, Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz.

Singers such as Bruno Mars, Missy Elliott, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna and Destiny’s Child have previously graced the stage as well.

A representative from NFL has also clarified that they are not commenting on "potential guests." However, they pointed out that they believe Justin will put on a great show that will "appeal" to the worldwide fans of the sporting event.