The Pussycat Dolls star reveals what really happened at Janet Jackson’s infamous Super Bowl halftime show

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Pussycat Dolls dancer Carmit Bachar revealed the truth behind Janet Jackson’s performance at the 2004 Super Bowl.

Carmit, 48, was a backup dancer when she told Australia’s The Morning Show that she was more concerned about Janet’s heavily speckled skirt.

Recalling the highly-acclaimed performance in which Janet’s nipple was exposed by Justin Timberlake, Carmit said: “I actually had a moment of the choreography where I had to get under her.” [Janet’s] legs in one fell swoop.

Pussycat Dolls star Carmit Bachar (pictured) revealed the truth behind Janet Jackson’s iconic 2004 Super Bowl halftime performance during an appearance on Australia’s The Morning Show on Thursday

She continued, “On the day of the show, they were like, ‘Oh, by the way, she’s wearing this Alexander McQueen skirt and it’s speckled and super heavy,’ and I said, ‘This Super Bowl is live. It will be tragic or iconic.”

Despite the controversy of seeing Janet’s nipple exposed live on TV, Carmit said the performance was “iconic” in ditching the much-maligned nipple strip.

The incident, aptly named Nipplegate, was broadcast to approximately 150 million homes via MTV and its Viacom network.

Janet was subsequently blacklisted by the industry and her singles and music videos were banned from TV and radio airwaves.

Recalling the highly acclaimed performance where Janet's nipple was exposed by Justin Timberlake, Carmit said:

Recalling the highly-acclaimed performance where Janet’s nipple was exposed by Justin Timberlake, Carmit said: “I actually had a choreographed moment where I had to go under her legs in a bar. Pictured: Janet and Justin Timberlake

Aside from nearly bringing her career to a screeching halt, Janet was forced to apologize for the incident on a major media tour, while Justin was relatively unscathed.

The US Federal Communications Commission reportedly registered nearly 540,000 complaints, of which the Parents Television Council handled 65,000 complaints.

In the in-depth interview on Australia’s morning show, Camit opened up about motherhood and said her 11-year-old daughter wants to be a pussy doll.

The US Federal Communications Commission reportedly registered nearly 540,000 complaints, of which the Parents Television Council had jurisdiction over 65,000 complaints

The US Federal Communications Commission reportedly registered nearly 540,000 complaints, of which the Parents Television Council had jurisdiction over 65,000 complaints

Carmit shares daughter Keala Rose with husband Kevin Whitaker.

“She has her own sass. She likes to act, dance and sing,” she said.

“She has to see me when we perform [Pussycat Dolls] X-Factor made in the UK.

Carmit also talked about the line of jewelry she designed after being born with a cleft lip and palate.  Depicted as a child

Carmit also talked about the line of jewelry she designed after being born with a cleft lip and palate. Depicted as a child

Carmit also talked about the line of jewelry she designed after being born with a cleft lip and palate.

She explained: “Most people don’t know that I was born with a birth defect, it’s actually the third most common birth defect, cleft lip and cleft palate.

“Growing up, I had numerous operations, spent a lot of time in hospital and was often teased as a child.

Carmit shares daughter Keala Rose with husband Kevin Whitaker

Carmit shares daughter Keala Rose with husband Kevin Whitaker

The Pussycat Dolls with, left to right, Carmit, Ashley Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger, Kimberly Wyatt and Jessica Sutta

The Pussycat Dolls with, left to right, Carmit, Ashley Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger, Kimberly Wyatt and Jessica Sutta

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