Justin Timberlake found himself the target of widespread Twitter outrage this weekend when he allegedly sent Madonna a birthday tweet calling her his “mother chucking ninja.” Followers quickly pounced on him for his use of the phrase, which is sometimes understood as an alternate way of saying “mother f—ing n—a.”
The tweet, which has since been deleted, reportedly read: “A happiest of Bdays to my mother chucking ninja, @Madonna!! Hope you have a great one, M!”
Users took him to task immediately after it was posted, responding with tweets like, “I just ended my relationship w/Justin,” and “Get Justin Timberlake the f–k out of here.”
As Grantland pointed out in 2012, “ninja” has been used in the past by other stars, too. Katy Perry, for example, substituted it when she covered Kanye West‘s “N—-s in Paris” during a Radio 1 performance that year.
No doubt because of the outrage, Timberlake deleted his birthday message to his “4 Minutes” duet partner Madonna, who turned 56 on Saturday, Aug. 16. One day later, he retweeted a message from Matt Morris about the events in Ferguson: “The world is watching #Ferguson. [And we pray.]“
- Thursday, August 21: Matt Nathanson 9:10pm ET
- Sunday, August 31: The Offspring 12am ET
- Sunday, August 31: Counting Crows 7:30pm ET
Many celebs have been challenged to participate in the ALS awareness campaign by dumping ice coldd water on their heads, and Justin is the latest.
and all happened on NBC lol.
4 – d*** in a box
5 - 5. Justin took over the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with a greatest-hits medley and an all-too-brief reunion with those ‘N Sync guys he used to sing with.
Andrew Garfield admits he still gets nervous around celebrities.
The Spider-Man actor has appeared alongside several big names and always feels a bit overawed by them.
‘I’m constantly starstruck,’ says Andrew, 30.
‘I’m a boy from Surrey, England, and I have no idea what I’m doing in this world.
‘It never gets less weird. My life is a series of dodgy moments with famous people that I get awkward in front of.
‘With Justin Timberlake and Jamie [Foxx] I was that way, but it eases because then you realise they are just like you and me.’
Andrew, who is dating Emma Stone, had to become pretty comfortable with Justin as he had to yell at him in one of his favourite scenes ever.
‘It was fun smashing the computer in The Social Network, and to be able to scream at Justin Timberlake,’ Andrew tells The Sun.
‘That was kind of awesome.’
While in boston the other night it seems as tho Justin hit up the local bowling alley for some fun with some friends including Chris!
The text from a friend that read: “Justin Timberlake at Kings NOW” was the first clue. The second was the pair of idling Escalades, two gas-guzzling behemoths parked just outside the upscale bowling alley on Dalton Street. Since we were in the neighborhood, we decided to stop by Kings to see how JT handles a 3-7 split. Alas, Timberlake, in town for his show Saturday at TD Garden, was bowling with buddies on lanes reserved for VIPs. When we tried to join their party, a beefy security guard rebuffed us. Fine, we said, we’ll shoot pool instead and see if the former ’N Sync member meanders our way. He didn’t, at least not before 11:30 p.m., when we left. Outside, we ran into Kings co-owner Patrick Lyons and his teenage daughter, Lucy, who were walking in. Lucy looked excited. We talked to Lyons afterward, and he said Justin was a gentleman. “He said hello to Lucy. I think it might have been the greatest moment of her life.”
I had the immense pleasure of going to the club show at Hammerstein Ballroom on 7/10/14. I think this show was my #1 favorite out of the now 4 that I have been to during The 20/20 Experience Tour.
The crowd was truly AMAZING. He was so happy with us, it felt like a crowd full of real fans and not just people who attend his shows just to say they were there.
not much, but heres a few pictures taken by some fans from the North Carolina show!
LC still xo JT! Lauren Conrad told Us Weekly at the Mondrian South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla., that her childhood crush will forever be Justin Timberlake, even after he famously dissed reality TV back in 2007.
The former Hills star, 28, told Us that Timberlake graced her California bedroom walls as a child. Asked whether it was “young curly-haired Justin” or post-’N Sync Timberlake, she elaborated of the latter: “Like, the hair, license-plate-around-the-neck Justin in his prime.”
Conrad’s hilarious admission was made while hosting the Malibu Spiced Summer Soiree on Wednesday, July 9 — nearly seven years after Timberlake memorably snubbed reality television onstage at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.
“Play more damn videos,” Timberlake said while accepting the award for Male Artist of the Year. “I want to challenge MTV to play more videos.”
Speaking with Us in November 2007, Conrad vented her frustration about Timberlake’s comments. “The biggest letdown was Justin Timberlake,” Conrad told Us. “I have always loved him, and he was a disappointment at the VMAs. Whitney [Port] and I presented him with an award. We were so excited, and he wouldn’t even take the award from us. Then he went up to the microphone and insulted reality television on MTV. We were standing up there smiling, and I felt so stupid.”
Years later, the Paper Crown fashion designer revisited his hurtful remarks in a 2012 interview with Us. ”I had the posters and went to concerts, I felt like every girl my age had that crush,” Conrad said. “It was probably the end of my love for him.”
Though her tween feelings fizzled, Conrad eventually found true love in former Something Corporate rocker William Tell, to whom she’s currently engaged. Timberlake married his love Jessica Biel in October 2012.