AceShowbiz - Justin Timberlake is speaking out after he's heavily mocked on social media for his stage fail. Addressing the matter, the "Can't Stop the Feeling" hitmaker hilariously blames his feet after a video showing his failed dance moves went viral.
Making use of Instagram Story on Wednesday, June 22, the 41-year-old musician issued a hilarious apology. "D.C., I want to apologize to you for two reasons: here and here," he said before zooming 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.' "
The "SexyBack" singer then joked, "Maybe it was the khakis. It was a real khaki vibe." He concluded by vowing to fix his mistake, saying, "I'm going to make this up to you. I'm going to focus on these two guys right here and get 'em right. Love y'all."
Not stopping there, the "Rock Your Body" singer trolled himself a little more by sharing a few TikTok videos in which his fans impersonated him and his failed moves. "Nailed it," the Tennessee native wrote alongside a clip of TikToker @corey_obrien replicating the viral moment. The fan even donned similar khakis and shoes.
JT turned heads on Saturday, June 18, when a clip of him dancing in Washington, D.C. during his Something in the Water Festival performance blew up on the internet. In the video, the "Man of the Woods" crooner screamed to the crowd, "D.C., beat ya feet!" before breaking into the area's go-to dance style of the same name. The step sequence, which became popular in the 1990s and 2000s, usually includes a series of three-step moves and a bounce.
Instead of showing off his smooth steps, however, JT received ridicule for his quirky routine that looked a lot like the hokey pokey. "When I'm walking around Columbia Heights on a humid night and the summer cockroaches are crawling all over the sidewalk," one Twitter user wrote while resharing the dorky clip.
Another person joked, "Justin Timberlake completing his evolution into Mr. Schuster from 'Glee'." A third opined, "Justin Timberlake looks like a Vice Principle trying to have a dance off on the hallway with his students talm'bout [sic] 'what you know about this.' "