Justin Timberlake vowed to focus on “these two guys right here” and refer to his feet to “get it right.”
Justin Timberlake made headlines last week when he was trolled for his odd dance routine during a performance in Washington DC. The viral incident happened on Saturday, June 18, when Timberlake took the stage during Pharrell’s “Something in the Water” music festival Ultimate Dad Vibes as a dad-of-two.
During his performance, the former ‘NSYNC member attempted to pull out some Beat Ya Feet-style dance moves that have been popular in the DC area for more than 20 years. However, many fans were not impressed with Timberlake’s skills and he was ridiculed on the internet for his moves.
Videos of Justin dancing awkwardly quickly went viral, prompting Twitter users to toast the 10-time Grammy winner. One user commented, “This is Justin Timberlake? I thought it was some random middle aged white guy trying to dance before hitting full screen.” Another user tweeted, “Dear @jtimberlake, I just saw your video saying “AYE DC BEAT YA.” FEET” and then you started doing a river dance mix with tap dance. We don’t like that and we won’t do that shit again. “This video of Justin Timberlake ‘dancing’ is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen,” one tweeted.
Internet trolling has now led to Justin posting a hilarious apology to his Instagram Stories. “DC, I want to apologize to you for two reasons: here and here,” he said in video on June 22 as he zoomed the camera in for a close-up of his feet. “I had a long chat with both of them individually and I said, ‘Don’t ever do that to me again.'” He added, “Maybe it was the khakis. It was a real khaki vibe.” Justin then vowed to make amends with his fans and focus on “these two guys here,” referring to his feet, to “get it right.” In addition to the hilarious apology video, the ‘Cry Me a River’ singer also shared a video from TikToker Corey O’Brien of him recreating his questionable dance routine step by step, in khakis no less. Fans once again took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Justin’s apology video.
One user commented, “You guys got Justin Timberlake to do an apology video for his performance.” “Crying!!!!” DC really embarrassed Justin Timberlake to apologize for this little joke he made. I won’t lie, when I saw him start doing it during the show my first thought was, “You’re going to eat him as soon as this is up,” another user tweeted. “You guys screwed Justin Timberlake so bad that he had to apologize to us,” read one tweet. “Gave an apology for your crazy dancing before apologizing to Janet Jackson for throwing her under the bus. But I’m not worried Justin Timberlake, your face shows everything you’ve done,” one Twitter user pointed out.