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Last Updated: Monday, 16 February, 2004, 10:31 GMT
Janet Jackson in quiet comeback
Janet Jackson with boyfriend Jermaine Dupri
Jackson was at the basketball game with boyfriend Jermaine Dupri
Singer Janet Jackson has made a low-key return to the public eye two weeks after her infamous breast-baring performance that scandalised America.

She watched Sunday's NBA All-Star basketball game and a half-time routine by Beyonce Knowles, who did not tone down her act in the wake of the furore.

Beyonce's dance in a revealing dress was shown on TV with a 10-second delay.

Janet Jackson earlier received an award from a group of NBA players' wives for her humanitarian and charity work.

The star sparked 200,000 complaints when she was left exposed during a Super-Bowl half-time performance with Justin Timberlake.

Beyonce went ahead with a raunchy half-time performance
As a result, time delays have been hurriedly introduced for live shows, TV regulators have launched an inquiry and fines could be increased tenfold for on-screen indecency.

Jackson has apologised, saying her routine was changed after the final rehearsal.

Beyonce - who won five Grammy Awards the previous weekend - was lowered to the court singing Donna Summer's Love to Love You Baby before breaking into her hit Crazy in Love.

Jackson watched the performance and game in Los Angeles with boyfriend Jermaine Dupri, holding a small bouquet of red roses.

She had been honoured by Behind the Bench, an association of players' spouses that has raised almost $1m (530,000) for charities in Los Angeles.

Behind the Bench spokesman Vince McCaskill said Jackson had "done a wonderful job giving back to communities across America".

"That fact has not changed. She was on board with this seven months ago. We never even considered her not being here."

Jackson's music career does not seem to have suffered from the controversy. Her new single, Just A Little While, was the highest new entry in last week's US singles chart.

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