Too late to apologize? Justin Timberlake‘s admitted his dance moves weren’t always on point after going viral for a recent failure on stage.
“DC, I want to apologize to you for two reasons: here and here,” the 41-year-old musician said in an Instagram Story video on Wednesday, June 22, zooming in on his feet. “I had a long talk with both of them, individually, and said to them, ‘Don’t ever do that to me again. “”
The “SexyBack” singer joked, “Maybe it was the khakis. It was a real khaki vibe.
He concluded by vowing to make up for his mistake, saying, “I’m going to make it up to you. I’m going to focus on these two guys here and understand them well. I love you all.”
The “Man of the Woods” crooner turned heads on Saturday, June 18, when a clip of him dancing in Washington, DC during his Something in the Water festival performance exploded on the internet.
In the video, Timberlake shouted to the crowd, “DC, kick your ass!” before embarking on the region’s signature dance style of the same name. The step sequence, which became popular in the 1990s and 2000s, typically includes a series of three-step movements and a bounce.
Instead of showing off his smooth steps, however, the former Mouseketeer was ridiculed for his quirky routine that looked a lot like hokey pokey.
“Justin Timberlake completes his evolution into Mr. Schuster from Joywrote one Twitter user while sharing the silly video.
Another Twitter fan joked: “Justin Timberlake looks like a vice principle trying to dance in the hallway with his tall bud students [sic] ‘what do you know about it.’
The “Rock Your Body” singer trolled himself a bit more on Wednesday by sharing a few TikTok videos in which Timberlake fans impersonate him and his failed routine.
“Nailed,” the Tennessee native wrote alongside a clip from TikToker @corey_obrien reenacting the viral moment — the fan even donned khakis and similar shoes.
The former ‘NSync member’s performance incident came over Father’s Day weekend, which Timberlake marked with a sweet shoutout to his wife and him Jessica Bielit’s two children.
“My two favorite melodies ❤️❤️,” the “Bye Bye Bye” singer shared via Instagram on Sunday, June 19, sharing a glimpse of 7-year-old Silas and 23-month-old Phineas playing the piano. “Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!!!”
A month prior, Biel, 40, revealed that their two boys were quickly following in their father’s footsteps.
The Fisherman the actress explained during a May appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that Silas is interested in “orchestras and symphonies and soundtracks” with a bit of EDM as well. She noted that her eldest son “wants to be a DJ.”
Phineas, for his part, “is the one who has the guitar upside down, jamming, drumming…he won’t let go of those instruments”, according to the 7th Sky alum. She added: “I see musical abilities in both of them but they are different.”