In his first live performance in five years, Justin Timberlake whipped out “Suit and Tie” last night for Mark Cuban‘s Superbowl party. Â While he did not forget hisÂ cummerbund, he did perform the song sans tie. Â I’m sure it’ll blow up into a huge scandal at some point today.
During the hour-long concert, the audience was treated to Jay-Z, a 10-piece orchestra, JT’s newly flat-ironed pompadour hairstyle, and his signature dance moves. I must admit–and I admit this with the utmost reluctance–I do fall victim to Justin Timberlake when he’s performing. Â Even when it’s in a giantÂ soup canÂ suit on SNL. Â I can’t help it. Â I consistently battle with myself on whether I think he’s really attractive, and just when I’m ready to write him off he comes out with new music and a new video and wins me over with his falsetto and a booty-pop. Â Trivial though it may be, the “do I, don’t I” war I wedge with myself takes up a good portion of my life’s procrastination schedule. Â I hated him in ‘N Sync, and I love him now. Â I’m okay with that.
Since the last time JT performed in correlation with a Superbowl lead to the exposing of a boob, last night’s performance was satisfyingly wardrobe malfunction-free. Â Unless you count the missing tie as a malfunction (and believe me I do), all went well.