Justin Timberlake knows what he's done wrong and is willing to apologize for it. So much so that he's sat down and recorded a message for his fans saying so. What has he done wrong, you ask? Well, he whipped out some dad-style dance moves during his performance at the Something in the Water Festival in Washington, D.C and fans were not impressed. As with all good things, footage of the crime reached the internet and went viral. With the people continuously laughing at the singer's hilarious dance moves, Justin had no choice but to finally address the elephant in the room...
"D.C. beat ya feet!" Justin shouted at the D.C. audience before breaking into the city's traditional dance. Comprised of three-step moves and a bounce, the 'beat ya feet' dance rose to fame in the late '90s. However, what Justin proceeded to do, resembled more of the hokey-pokey than the area's dance style as he awkwardly moved his legs around the stage. Recorded by an audience member and posted online, a viral moment was born.
"Justin Timberlake completing his evolution into Mr. Schuster from Glee," wrote one user alongside the clip shortly after it surfaced online. "Justin Timberlake looks like a Vice Principle trying to have a dance-off in the hallway with his students," another hilariously teased. Within a few hours, the comments section was in the thousands, with many uploading videos of themselves copying the infamous dance routine. Luckily, Timberlake was happy to laugh at himself, commenting on one of the clips, "Nailed it." However, Justin felt he needed to do more to correct the error of his ways.
"D.C., I want to apologize to you for two reasons: here and here," Timberlake said in an Instagram Story video on Wednesday, June 22, turning the camera around to show his feet. "I had a long talk with both of them, individually, and said, 'Don't you ever do that to me again. Maybe it was the khakis. It was a real khaki vibe." Promising to make it right, the singer vowed to "focus on these two guys right here and get em right!" Give it a few weeks, and we have a feeling he'll have the routine down. Stay tuned!