Popularly known as the Prince of Pop, Justin Timberlake is regarded as one of the most influential musical artists of his generation. The artist is recognized for his diverse artistry in terms of music, showmanship, vocal range, and lyrics, which has impressed the audience over the years, making him one of the most admired artists worldwide.

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Justin Timberlake arrested in NYC | Black Label Media

A former member of one of the best-selling boy bands of all time, *NSYNC, Justin Timberlake became one of the best-selling artists in the industry after going solo. Despite being one of the idols the younger generation looks up to as an inspiration, Timberlake has been involved in various controversies. Timberlake was also in a relationship with Britney Spears, which was once again brought under the spotlight after Framing Britney Spears was released. The actor-singer-songwriter is now back in the spotlight after being arrested.

Justin Timberlake gets arrested in New York on DWI charges; fans react

Prince of Pop Justin Timberlake, who is currently on his Forget Tomorrow world tour, according to reports by People, was arrested in Long Island, New York on the charges of DWI. A representative for the Sag Harbor Police Department shared with NBC that the singer remains in police custody, and the department will soon be sharing a formal statement regarding the arrest. They also added that nobody was hurt.

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Justin Timberlake in Palmer | Apple TV+

The singer recently performed on-stage in Miami and is scheduled to perform at Chicago’s United Center during the weekends and two at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. There hasn’t been much information shared about the incident except that he has been accused of driving while intoxicated.

Fans were quick to share their opinion on the situation, while others just commented below to have fun, like one user who wrote, taking a dig at the former band member, ‘I’m guessing his steps weren’t NSYNC?’ Another user noted, ‘Did he have a suit and tie on?’ referring to Timberlake’s song Suit and Tie featuring Jay-Z. A third user mentioned, ‘Cry me a river’. A user on X wrote, ‘Justin Got JailedLake’

While a lot of fans kept taking a dig at the singer using the song references, there were some who felt that they just wanted the singer to be okay and, of course, free from the charges.

Justin Timberlake reunites with *NSYNC on the Forget Tomorrow tour

Earlier this year, GMA reported that the Prince of Pop did not just reunite with his former band for his sixth studio album, Everything I Thought It Was, but they also reunited at The Wiltern during his One Night Only stop. The group, consisting of members Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, and Chris Kirkpatrick, appeared on stage alongside Timberlake, as they performed their new song Paradise.

The appearance of the members marked the first time the *NSYNC has performed live since 2013 when they came together to celebrate Timberlake’s Video Vanguard Award. The band also released a single for the Trolls Band Together movie, titled Better Place.

Justin Timberlake and Jessie Eisenberg
Justin Timberlake and Jessie Eisenberg | Columbia Pictures

According to THR, Timberlake, who was once again dragged into the controversy after Framing Britney Spears was released, said in his third show:

I feel like we’ve grown up together. I’ve grown up with you, and you’ve grown up with me. I’m never going to forget it, and I have so much gratitude for each and every one of you here tonight.

The singer gratefully celebrated Father’s Day, called his body Silas and Phineas his two greatest gifts, and thanked them for giving him a purpose. He added to his social media post that he learns more about himself every day, just because they chose him to be their father. JT added that he’s always going to be there for them through peaks and valleys to lift them.

Justin Timberlake concluded that he loves both of them very much. He shares two children with his wife, actress Jessica Biel.

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