"I am sorry that anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance of the Super Bowl," he said through his publicist.
From wardrobe malfunctions to awkward song titles, here are all the times JT has been out of sync with the public.
in which he revealed that he had, in fact, been intimate with Spears—even though the "Baby One More Time" singer had told press she planned on remaining a virgin until marriage. I didn't think he was gonna go on Barbara Walters and sell me out." She added, "The most painful thing I've ever experienced was that breakup." Timberlake likes to play the smooth, classy charmer in public, but he's surprisingly great at throwing shade in passive aggressive ways.
Of course, there is Drake, the second-half of the music world's ultimate will they, won't they couple.
The pair of been rumored partners for nearly seven years, reaching peak "will they" following last year's MTV VMAs, where Drake publicly declared his love for Rihanna.
Their halftime show was obviously going to be a sexy one—with these two, there's really no other choice—but things got way out of hand.
During the final line of Timberlake's hit "Rock Your Body," he really did have her a little "naked by the end of this song." Timberlake ripped off a part of Jackson's top, exposing her jewelry-adorned nipple for about half of a second.
Another rumored, never confirmed conquest of Rihanna? The two were seen together at the 2014 amf AR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford, where they both attended as a guest of the designer.
He also may or may not be super shady, depending on which tabloid you actually want to believe.
He would repeatedly bring it up, including in a 2009 ), "It was two years into my relationship with Justin. When he dropped his "Cry Me a River" video in 2003, he cast a Spears-lookalike who wore an outfit nearly identical to one the songstress wore on a red carpet with Timberlake by her side.
Oh, and get this: in the video, the Spears doppelganger was a cheating girlfriend.
For someone who calls herself Badgal, Rihanna has kept her love life relatively private over the past several years.