Following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift after the “Starbucks lovers” debacle, Justin Timberlake finds himself setting the record straight on his summer smash “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”
During Friday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the host told Timberlake the lyrics to his song’s climax were “just electric.” It all started when Timberlake revealed that his and wife Jessica Biel’s 18-month-old son Silas knows all the words to the hit. “You know how much I love that song,” said DeGeneres. “I sent you a video of me singing that song.”
“My favorite was you’re like, ‘Just electric,'” explained Timberlake, imitating DeGeneres’ lyrics fail. “I was like, ‘That’s not the words.'”
“It says, ‘Just electric.’ Those are the words,” countered DeGeneres.
Confident that he knew his own song, Timberlake went back and forth with DeGeneres. “It pretty clearly says, ‘Just imagine,'” he said.
“Really?!” said a shocked DeGeneres, who polled the audience to make sure she wasn’t alone. “Did y’all know that?”
To gain support, DeGeneres played the song and danced as Timberlake laughed. “Alright, well, I’m glad to see some other people thought it was ‘just electric,'” she said.
“I don’t think anyone raised their hand,” said Timberlake, prompting DeGeneres to call for back-up from the audience. As hands rose, Timberlake shut it down: “That’s sympathy — no, no, no, no.”
The singer also touched on his family’s Halloween celebration and gushed about Silas, revealing that his “amazing” little boy is taking after his dad on the golf course (though he’s not quite scoring) and with his dance moves. Halloween was a different story, though. “He was not feeling his wig,” Timberlake said of Silas, who matched his parents in Trolls costumes. “He didn’t want to keep his wig on.”
Watch the clip below and check your local listings to find out when you can watch Timberlake’s full interview.