Justin Timberlake may be the de facto king of show business, but his beginnings were in Memphis—JT used to be so country. On Saturday, he was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, and Timberlake could not have been more honored.
Timberlake has won multiple Emmy and Grammy awards, has been on Saturday Night Live a bunch of times and is married to Jessica Biel, but despite all that, he said, “This is the first time I’ve actually prepared a speech for anything, but this is the fucking coolest thing that has ever happened to me.”
Jimmy Fallon, who is half of Hollywood’s favorite bromance along with Timberlake, also spoke at the event and said, “He’s one of the biggest stars in the world. He can sing, he can dance, he can act, he’s funny, he’s good looking. And if you don’t believe me, you can ask Justin himself. He wrote this speech.”
Timberlake told Fallon that he isn’t funny, and also sang snippets of Al Green’s “Love and Happiness,” Sam & Dave’s “Hold On, I’m Comin’,” and Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.”
Watch the entire 28-minute speech above.
Oh yeah, we forgot to mention that JT is also a terrific dancer: