Justin Timberlake Tackles Racism, Donald Trump and MeToo Movement in 'Supplies' Music Video


Justin Timberlake Tackles Racism, Donald Trump and MeToo Movement in 'Supplies' Music Video


The dystopian-themed visuals begins with the former boybander watching a wall of multiple TV screens showing news coverage of various political events, including police brutality and racism.
Even though Justin Timberlake describes his forthcoming album "Man of the Woods" as an earthy effort, the songs and music videos that he has released so far are futurist. Following the electro track "Filthy", the singer debuted on January 18 a Pharrell Williams-produced track "Supplies" along with its accompanying music video.

The Dave Meyer-directed dystopian visuals opens with Justin watching a wall of multiple TV screens showing news coverage of various political events, including police brutality, racism and anti-Donald Trump protests. Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein appears on one screen, and later a video of a protester holding up a pink "Me Too" sign follows.

The former boybander then steps outside and runs into Eiza Gonzales, who plays his love interest. Donning a black ensemble, the Mexican actress knocks some harassing bystanders and makes her escape together with flannel-wearing Justin.

After that, the couple walks through a religious ritual and participates in a protest with a woman wearing a "P***y Grabs Back" T-shirt. Pharrell makes an appearance during this scene, belting out the song with Justin.

The end of the clip sees a post-apocalyptic scene in which Justin and Eiza bring a group of dirt-covered children. A curly-haired girl walks up to the camera and begs, "Just leave! Die already! You're still asleep! Wake up! Leave! We're good!" The clip cuts to black after the group walks out the scene.



"Man of the Woods" is scheduled to be released on February 2, just days before Justin headlines Super Bowl halftime show. Ahead of its release, the 1981-born singer/actor held a listening session with fans on January 17 and 18. "This is a really special record for me," Justin said at the event. "I found out my son's name Silas mean man of the woods, so that really inspired the album. I hope you like it."


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