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Jumping the Shark: Many of her fans miss the old days when she focused on writing music with a good beat instead of extremely sexual lyrics. Her "wardrobe malfunction" is also considered a shark jumping moment for America's Moral Guardians in hindsight.
No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: One theory was that the "malfunction" mentioned above was a deliberate attempt on her part to invoke this trope. On one side, she lit up the gossip sites and was the focus of incredible media attention. On the other hand, the media blackout on Janet that followed continued for several years, causing 2006's 20 Y.O. and 2008's Discipline to underperform in sales and on the charts. It didn't help that her next single after the incident, a very sexual song called "All Nite (Don't Stop)", left MTV and other outlets a little gun-shy about promoting her music.
What Could Have Been: During an appearance on TRL, she claimed that one of her next singles was going to be a song from All For You called "Trust a Try," which never happened. Quite a few were disappointed, since the song (and the performance of it she had on her tour) were pretty damn cool.
She also turned down the song, How Will I Know, which was a Number One Hit for Whitney Houston.