Haters are going to hate, but that doesn’t mean Justin Timberlake will stand for it — especially at his own show! During JT’s performance in Philadelphia on Feb. 23, a fan showed the singer his middle finger. Naturally, Justin handled the situation with grace and humor.
JT was working the crowd, telling them how excited he was to be in Philly, when he interrupted himself to address an unruly audience member.
“Why are you flipping me off?” Justin asked, before asking a very practical question. “You got second row to flip me the bird? That makes no f–king sense.”
He does have a point. Those prime seats don’t come cheap. However, the fan explained himself, which Justin in turn repeated to the audience.
“Oh, you wanted me to see you?” the singer said. “Well, you’re in the second row. You don’t have to flip me off, I’ll see you in the second row!”
Justin took the rude gesture in stride, even doing a sassy impression of the fan. And just in case anyone else felt like “getting his attention,” Justin asked the concert-goes to get it out of their systems.
“Okay, let’s all do this at the same time so we can get this over with,” Justin said, raising his middle finger to the delight of the audience. “That’s also the weirdest moment I’ve ever had with a crowd. Thank you!”
Watch JT diffuse the situation in the video above. (Warning: It’s a little NSFW!)