It’d been a little while since we saw Justin Timberlake take over a stage for a performance. One of the last moments came back at the beginning of 2021 when he performed with Ant Clemons for President Joe Biden’s inauguration. That drought ended when Pharrell invited Timberlake to perform with him during day two of his Something In The Water Festival last weekend. Pharrell’s near-two-hour set also included appearances from N.O.R.E., T.I., and Clipse, who reunited for their first performance together in ten years. While the aforementioned names’ appearances were memorable for their performances, there was a little more to it for Timberlake.
LMAOOO I LOVE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE pic.twitter.com/95bWsCJrvi
— mecca (@fentyyikes) June 22, 2022
DC! BEAT YOUR FEET! Did Justin Timberlake get off at @sitw ? @jtimberlake pic.twitter.com/cSS6YhTt33
— DMV (@DmvMusicPlug) June 19, 2022
During his time at Something In The Water, Timberlake showed off some dance moves that were quite awkward, to say the least. With thousands of people watching, both at the festival grounds in Washington D.C. and at home through a livestream, it was no surprise that fans had plenty of reactions to Timberlake’s dance moves. After reading the comments over the past few days, the singer took to Instagram to issue an apology.
“D.C., I want to apologize to you for two reasons: here and here,” he said in a video he posted on his Instagram Story as he zoomed in on his feet. “I had a long talk with both of them, individually, and said, ‘Don’t you ever do that to me again.’” Timberlake added that his khaki pants could be the blame for his dance moves as they were “a real khaki vibe.” In the end, he promised to “get it right” in the future and then added a bunch of memes to show that he was not offended by the social media jokes.
You can view Timberlake’s video above and some of the reactions to his dancing below.
if justin Timberlake has a million haters im one of them. if he has a 1000 haters im still one of them. If he has 1 hater it’s me. if Justin Timberlake has 0 haters it means i have left this world. if the world is against Justin Timberlake then I am with the world https://t.co/GnSKuBVLia
— 𝕬𝖓𝖓3 (@urmumsgf420) June 20, 2022
Justin Timberlake still thinking he has any swag left while wearing those Old Navy khakis on stage. pic.twitter.com/t9HPARo9HZ
— Monalisaney81 (@monalisaney81) June 19, 2022
Had to add the squeaking sound pic.twitter.com/tmQOExnQFK
— Jo5eph Harding (@joe_harding_) June 19, 2022
Justin Timberlake looks like a Vice Principle trying to have a dance off in the hallway with his students talm’bout “what you know about this” #sitw
— Serious Black (@NicsuPR) June 19, 2022
Justin Timberlake’ dancing at #SITW is a cross between a black uncle at a cookout and Irish river dancing
and no I won’t be explaining this any further
— syd (@thesydneygreene) June 19, 2022