Justin Timberlake's embarrassing 'Beat Ya Feet' dance goes viral, trolled for 'old drunk uncle vibes'

Justin Timberlake's embarrassing 'Beat Ya Feet' dance goes viral, trolled for 'old drunk uncle vibes'
Justin Timberlake performing at Something in the Water Festival in Washington DC (@JonnyCakess/TikTok)

Multi-Grammy award-winning artist Justin Timberlake is undoubtedly one of the most influential people working in the music industry right now and his credentials are a testament to his extraordinary career. However, the singer-songwriter faced an embarrassing situation after his dance performance fell short of expectations in Washington, DC, over the weekend.

The 41-year-old musician was set to perform at DC’s Something in the Water Festival on Saturday, June 18. In his signature style, Timberlake performed several of his hit songs and gave fans something to remember for. However, the only thing fans remembered from his performance was a dance step that went viral on social media as soon as it made its way to Twitter. Now, the entire Internet is talking about the singer, but sadly, it’s because of his polarizing dance moves.


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While performing his Grammy-winning track ‘Sexy Back’ during the festival, the singer-songwriter tried doing the highly popular ‘Beat Ya Feet’ dance to take his performance to a whole level. However, not everyone liked Timberlake performing the famed dance step and he instantly became the subject of laughs and ridicule on social media.

Justin Timberlake performing at the Something in the Water Festival (@JonnyCakess/TikTok)

Social media users lambasted the ‘Mirror’ hitmaker for his poor performance and some even joked that his dance was closer to the “hokey pokey” than Beat Ya Feet. One of the fans wrote, “Justin Timberlake said “DC beat your feet” and proceeded to do the hokey pokey.” Another fan wrote, “The most sauceless feet I’ve seen in a while. Bad dad who refuses to retire moves.”




“Justin giving me old drunk uncle vibes here. Talking about “back in the day this how I got down,” wrote another one. Meanwhile, one of the users did not mince her words while sharing her thoughts on Timberlake’s performances and said that it was the “worst” impression of beating your feet. On the other hand, a social media user joked by saying that Britney Spears and Janet Jackson are having a “tea party” right now. “He literally looks like a 5 year old at his school talent show in the cafeteria,” said another one. Another Twitter user wrote, “Justin Timberlake looks like a Vice Principle trying to have a dance-off in the hallway with his students talm’bout “what you know about this”. “Did Justin Timberlake just get off work?? Cause the outfit is very much IT specialist,” joked another one.

















For the uninitiated, the Beat Ya Feet was introduced in Washington DC by Marvin ‘Slush’ Taylor around the late 1990s. It is believed that the dance step came out of the city’s go-go music, which is a mixture of relaxed funk, gospel, jazz, call and response, and Afro-Caribbean beats. Apart from people making fun of Timberlake’s moves, there were many who defended him from the trolling and posted videos of extraordinary dance performances by the singer.



“Justin Timberlake is a true performer!! That video of him having fun at #SITW doesn’t define him,” said one user while sharing a clip of JT’s earlier performances.

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