Bookmakers are now taking bets on whether Timberlake will use Jackson as part of his display at U.S Bank Stadium for Super Bowl LII but he dismissed both that suggestion and a reunion with his old band NSYNC, who were involved in the 2001 half-time show. He's been rehearsing inside the building throughout the week.
"It's just one of those things where you go, like, 'Yeah, what do you want me to say?' " Timberlake told Lowe.
It's been fourteen years since that infamous Super Bowl moment between Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake.
He did not give much detail on the performance itself, but hinted at some new heights for the NFL.
The Super Bowl tradition started in 1967, and it was typical for it to only feature a college marching band up until the 1980s.
He said he was checking off numerous bucket list goals this week, including playing the Super Bowl for the third time.
'Uh, he will never play football, ' said the music star.
During the news conference, he was generally lighthearted, fielding questions about his love for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and being serenaded by a reporter with Happy Birthday (he turned 37 on Wednesday). "I get to walk the hallowed, sacred ground of Paisley Park".
One thing's for sure: we'll be tuning in this Sunday to see if Justin Timberlake puts on a performance to rule them all. "We haven't really - obviously schedules get in the way of 'bro time" as you're referring to, but Tom's great. "No, no", Timberlake said, via ESPN. So he's got that going for him. It's possible Timberlake could use the halftime show as a platform for social commentary, as the National Football League has been a popular arena for activism this year.