When he tried the Beat Ya Feet dance in Washington, D.C., Justin Timberlake wished he could “Take Back the Night.”
On Wednesday, the singer took to Instagram jokingly apologizing to his fans for what appeared to be uncoordinated-looking moves, which afterward went viral on social media.
“DC, I want to apologize to you for two reasons,” the singer said as he flashed the camera towards his feet. “Here and here! 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. But I’m going to make this up to you. I’m going to focus on these two guys right here, and get them right,” he said pointing down at his feet.
The funny message was concluded by the singer telling his 62.5 million fans how much he loved them.
With his white t-shirt, silver chains, and navy sweatpants, Timberlake gave off a relaxed vibe in the music video.
As per Page Six, the 41-year-old shared numerous recordings of fans making fun of the singer’s ungainly movements during the Something in the Water Music Festival after he apologized.
After his performance on Saturday night, “The Social Network” actor came under fire on social media from viewers who thought his interpretation of the well-known D.C. dance resembled the “hokey pokey” rather than the standard step.
Fortunately, after the criticism, Timberlake was able to laugh at himself and work on perfecting his three-step kick—especially if he intends to fill in for Hugh Jackman on Broadway this year.