It’s been less than a week since Justin Timberlake went viral for an embarrassing dance routine during a performance in Washington DC, and on Wednesday (June 22) the star delivered a hilarious apology.
“DC, I want to apologize to you for two reasons: here and here,” he said in a video posted to his Instagram Stories, zooming in on the camera for a close-up of his feet. “I had a long talk with both of them individually and I said, ‘Don’t ever do that to me again.'”
The “Cry Me a River” singer also pointed out the khaki pants, which fans on TikTok poked fun at him for. “Maybe it was the khakis. It was a real khaki vibe,” he joked.
JT finished by promising his feet would “make it right” in the future, and added a series of social media memes to prove he really is into the joke.
The viral incident happened on Saturday (June 18) when Timberlake took the stage during Pharrell’s “Something in the Water” music festival. He wore a green short-sleeved button-down shirt and khaki pants, complete with orange sneakers, which gave the ultimate dad vibe as a father-of-two. During his performance, the star attempted a shuffle-heavy Beat Ya Feet-style dance, but ended up being ridiculed on TikTok for his moves.
“I thought after a few drinks I actually did something,” one user joked in the comments, while another wrote, “Dad at a wedding art of dance.”
Check out Timberlake’s Instagram story apology before she disappears here.