Looks like Justin Timberlake is taking another L this summer.
After JT tweeted praise for Jesse Williams’ famous speech at this year’s BET Awards, his mentions were absolutely in shambles as Black Twitter called him out for cultural appropriation. The singer went on to apologize and offer more commentary expressing that he feels misunderstood and regretted responding further, but all in all, the whole situation was universally considered a low point in his career.
Now, just a month later, Timberlake’s actions are getting him in trouble with his fans again, after he had someone allegedly arrested for slapping him across the face.
In a video shared by TMZ, the singer was captured on camera being hit in the face by a fan and responding, “Why would you do that?” He then moves on through the crowd and away from his attacker.
As reported, the person who hit him ended up being arrested for disorderly conduct after he was approached by authorities, even though Timberlake himself didn’t press charges.
All in all, we’re more than ready for JT to make headlines for a more positive reason, perhaps for doing something to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement?
Check out the video of the incident below.
(Photo: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb)