Justin Timberlake is finalising a deal to perform at next year’s Super Bowl, insiders say.
Justin Timberlake is finalising a deal to perform at next year’s Super Bowl, insiders say. BANG Showbiz

Justin Timberlake ‘finalising’ Super Bowl deal

JUSTIN Timberlake bringing sexy back to the Super Bowl stage.

The 36-year-old has been asked to perform at next year's halftime show in Minneapolis and is "finalising" the deal, Us Weekly reports.

An insider said Timberlake might perform with one-time collaborator Jay-Z, but "as of right now, it will just be Justin - no surprise performers."

His February 4 appearance will come nearly 14 years after his controversial Super Bowl halftime "nipplegate" show with Janet Jackson.

FILE - In this Sunday Feb. 1, 2004 file photo, entertainer Janet Jackson, left, covers her breast after her outfit came undone during the half time performance with Justin Timberlake  at Super Bowl XXXVIII  in Houston. The Supreme Court unanimously threw out fines and sanctions Thursday against broadcasters who violated the Federal Communications Commission policy regulating curse words and nudity on broadcast television. But the justices declined to issue a broad ruling on the constitutionality of the FCC indecency policy. Instead, the court concluded only that broadcasters could not have known in advance that obscenities uttered during awards show programs and a brief display of nudity on an episode of ABC's NYPD Blue could give rise to sanctions. ABC and 45 affiliates were hit with proposed fines totaling nearly $1.24 million. The stepped-up indecency enforcement, including issuing record fines for violations, also was spurred in part by widespread public outrage following Janet Jackson's breast-baring performance during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show on CBS. (AP Photo/David Phillip, File)
Justin Timberlake’s 2004 performance with Janet Jackson sparked “nipplegate”. DAVID PHILLIP

During the duet rendition of Rock Your Body, Timberlake pulled part of Jackson's costume off, briefly revealing her nipple.

The move forced the US Federal Communications Commission to implement a five-second broadcast delay for all future Super Bowls.

The Cry Me A River singer, currently working on his fifth solo album, made a surprise appearance at the 2017 Super Bowl.

He appeared in a Bai Antioxidant Infusions water ad alongside legendary actor Christopher Walken, performing a dramatic reading of the 'NSync hit Bye Bye Bye.

Lady Gaga kicked off her epic Super Bowl performance last year on the roof of the stadium.

The previous year, Beyonce stole the halftime show from headliners Coldplay, delivering a blistering rendition of her single Formation. Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson also performed.