Twitter celebrates Janet Jackson Appreciation Day on Super Bowl Sunday

Oh, the memories! Twitter celebrated Janet Jackson‘s legacy ahead of the 2019 Super Bowl, marking the second year in a row that fans have paid tribute to the singer, whose career was nearly derailed by her 2004 Super Bowl performance.

The hashtag #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay trended on Sunday, February 3, with social media users reflecting on her headline-making halftime show with Justin Timberlake where the Friends With Benefits actor accidentally exposed Jackson’s bare breast on stage.

The idea for the tribute began in 2018, when Timberlake, 38, who emerged from Nipplegate relatively unscathed, prepared to headline the halftime show at Super Bowl 52 while Jackson has never been asked back.

“Happy Janet Jackson Appreciation Day! I’ve loved Janet for as long as I can remember and I’m so happy we are taking a day to appreciate her greatnesses!!! #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay,” one Twitter user wrote on Sunday. Another added of their plans to watch the Puppy Bowl: “Happy @JanetJackson appreciation day! Let’s eat lots of yummy food and watch dogs run around a fake stadium!”

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Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake at the 2004 Super Bowl
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Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake at the 2004 Super Bowl
HOUSTON, UNITED STATES: Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake perform at half-time at Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium, 01 February 2004 in Houston, TX. AFP PHOTO Jeff HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, UNITED STATES: US singers Janet Jackson (R) and Justin Timberlake (L) perform during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium 01 February 2004 in Houston, TX. AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson during Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake performs during the half - time show at Super Bowl XXXVIII (Photo by Bill Baptist/WireImage)
Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake performs during the half - time show at Super Bowl XXXVIII (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake performs during the half - time show at Super Bowl XXXVIII (Photo by Bill Baptist/WireImage)
Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake during The AOL TopSpeed Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show Produced by MTV at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson during Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 1: Singers Janet Jackson and surprise guest Justin Timberlake perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers at Reliant Stadium on February 1, 2004 in Houston, Texas. At the end of the performance, Timberlake tore away a piece of Jackson's outfit. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
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Many others shared their adoration for Jackson by posting gifs and screengrabs from her iconic music videos such as “Rhythm Nation” and “Miss You Much.”

“Instead of watching the Super Bowl, I’ll just watch Janet Jackson videos cause why not,” one commenter quipped. Another tweeter gushed, “It’s the big day and I know who I’m rooting for… HAPPY JANET JACKSON APPRECIATION DAY!”

The Man of the Woods artist opened up about the now-infamous wardrobe malfunction last year saying he and Jackson have “absolutely” made peace with each other following the controversial performance.

“And I don’t know that a lot of people know that,” Timberlake said in January 2018 during an interview with Apple Music’s Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. “I don’t think it’s my job to do that because you value the relationships that you do have with people.”

In a 2007 interview with MTV, Timberlake admitted that he “got 10 percent of the blame” over the controversy, while Jackson got the rest.

Scroll down to see the best tweets about #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay.

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Super Bowl halftime shows through the years
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Super Bowl halftime shows through the years

Super Bowl LII (2018): Justin Timberlake 

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Super Bowl LI (2017): Lady Gaga

(Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Super Bowl 50 (2016): Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson

(Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLIX (2015): Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott

(Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLVIII (2014): Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers

(Photo by Rich Kane/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLVII (2013): Beyoncé, Destiny's Child

(Photo by Al Pereira/WireImage)

Super Bowl XLVI (2012): Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. Cee Lo Green

(Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLV (2011): Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash

(Photo by Robin Alam/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLIV (2010): The Who 

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Super Bowl XLIII (2009): Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

(Photo by Joe Rimkus Jr/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLII (2008): Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

(Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLI (2007): Prince

(Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XL (2006): The Rolling Stones

(Photo by Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XXXIX (2005): Paul McCartney

(Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004): Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Kid Rock, Nelly, P. Diddy

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Super Bowl XXXVII (2003): Shania Twain, No Doubt, Sting

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Super Bowl XXXVI (2002): U2

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Super Bowl XXXV (2001): Aerosmith, Britney Spears, NSYNC, Mary J. Blige, Nelly

(Photo byDoug Pensinger/ALLSPORT)

Super Bowl XXXIV (2000): Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton

(Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

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