Justin Timberlake Got Dragged On Twitter For Repeatedly Calling Sza “Sis” And Really Just Doing Way Too Much
We knew his Man of the Woods shtick wouldn’t last. Justin Timberlake has left the flannel behind and is black to his old ways (not a typo), leaning heavily into his “urban” persona. On a recent appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Justin sat down with Ellen DeGeneres, Sza and Anderson .Paak (also not a typo, I swear) to talk about some Trolls shit, and proceeded to blow the afro wig right off the head of Al Jolson’s ghost. But as we know, minstralsy isn’t Justin’s only special talent. He also managed to sideline a Black woman in the process by completely over-talking Sza when Ellen asked her about her recent Rolling Stone cover. According to Cosmopolitan, Black twitter has had enough. Justin’s going to have to eat all that potato salad he bought from Whole Foods himself because apparently, he’s not invited to the cookout this year.
During his latest appearance on The Ellen Show, Justin was joined by musicians SZA and Anderson .Paak to talk about the new Trolls soundtrack. After they talked about the movie, Ellen then moved on to ask SZA about her new Rolling Stone cover, which also featured Normani and Megan Thee Stallion.
Ellen addressed SZA and made a joke about how she was wearing a bikini top and baggy pants. She said, “I just want to ask you… was it hot?” As SZA tried to explain that the outfit was a compromise between her wanting to wear baggy clothes and the apparent vision of the photoshoot being something more revealing, Justin kept talking over her. Even worse, at several points, he pretended to be SZA by putting on a weird, sassy voice, as if that’s what he thinks a black woman is supposed to sound like. He also called her “sis,” a term of endearment used among queer and black people.
Here’s the clip along with a few salient observations.
Justin Timberlake calling SZA "sis" and talking over her when Ellen asked her a question……
is right on brand for JT.🙃 https://t.co/gdVyIYrqrF
— GirlTyler (@sheistyler) March 12, 2020
Thought you were talking about Ellen Lmao
— 🌹 RoseGawd 🌹 (@rosegawd) March 12, 2020
It’s subliming embarrassing, and not just the language. It’s the desperate need to be the center of attention, the WTF shit he’s wearing, the dainty hand on the knee, and worst of all, it’s the eye pop and head roll on “I’ve been working out.” This has got to be more embarrassing than getting caught playing footsie with a co-star. Jessica Biel should make him apologize for this too.