Tito, Marlon and Jackie Jackson appeared on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM Radio Andy show on Wednesday (May 12) to talk about their embrace of Justin Timberlake's apology to their sister Janet. Cohen asked the brothers to react to Timberlake's public apology in February to both former girlfriend Britney Spears and Jackson, the latter for the seeming pass he got from the music industry and media in the wake of the fallout from his 2004 Super Bowl halftime performance with Janet commonly referred to as "Nipple-gate."
"First of all, I just want to thank Justin Timberlake. … It takes a man to step up and do that, so we do thank him," Marlon told Cohen about Timberlake's long-coming mea culpa for the halftime show in which he exposed his co-star's breast on live TV, which resulted in Jackson getting uninvited from that year's Grammy Awards and having her videos pulled from Viacom properties including MTV, CBS and Infinity Broadcasting.
"But we'd like to move forward because that was out there, the negativity about it," Marlon added. "As they say in the old days, 'Long as they're talking about you, good or bad, you still in the public's eye.'"