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An Unfortunately Rowdy Concert

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Back in 2003, Justin Timberlake had recently gone solo (RIP, *NSYNC) and was riding a high from his hit album, Justified. Timberlake was climbing the ladder to an even higher level of fame, and he was asked by none other than Mick Jagger to participate in a charity concert in Toronto alongside The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, The Guess Who, and Rush.

Timberlake, a former boy bander taking a stab at hip hop infused pop, might feel like an odd choice here. And that feeling was definitely correct.

Recounting That Night

While promoting his new animated film Trolls World Tour, Timberlake stopped by The Graham Norton Show with co-star Anna Kendrick and shared how that concert didn't exactly go as planned.

"I remember saying to the band before we went on stage, ‘I don’t think this is going to go well.' But little did I know, I had no idea how bad it was going to go.

We came on stage and all of a sudden from the first two rows of probably, I think this festival housed half a million people, so that was crazy. But all of a sudden, bottles of urine were then thrown on the stage... It wasn’t always good times for me, you guys."

He Wasn't Backing Down

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Timberlake continued, joking (?) that he still "had a lot of trauma" from the night. Apparently the people running the benefit show gave Timberlake the out after one song, but Timberlake was determined to stand his ground.

“I was like, ‘No man, I’m staying out here, we’re doing this!’

At the first song, I was at the mic and moving around and singing at the same time. I was kind of impressed with myself. Then the second song was 'Senorita' ... I play a Rhodes electric piano on that song. So then, all of a sudden I’m thinking, ‘Oh no, I’m immobile!’"

Be Tenacious

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Luckily for Timberlake, the crowd had either run out of urine or had developed new patience because that was the end of the pee bombs.

"After that song either one of two things happened: Either they ran out of nerve because they knew I was going to stay there, or they ran out of urine so … kids … be tenacious!"

I think Timberlake had the last laugh with this one.

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