In a statement, MTV said: “The tearing of Janet Jackson’s costume was unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional and was inconsistent with assurances we had about the content of the performance.According to Google, MTV.com had an article entitled "Janet Jackson's Super Bowl Show Promises 'Shocking Moments'", but that link doesn't work. This is from Google's cache. It's not clear what they meant by 'shocking', and I suppose it's possible that this was an accident....
“MTV regrets this incident occurred and we apologise to anyone who was offended by it.”
Timberlake also issued an apology for the “regrettable” incident, MTV News reported.
He said: “I am sorry if anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance at the Super Bowl.
“It was not intentional and is regrettable.”