Justin Timberlake held a press conference on Thursday ahead of his big Super Bowl performance where he boldly stated that his son “will never play football.”
Timberlake fielded a variety of questions from reporters, spanning from his controversial performance at Super Bowl XXXVIII with Janet Jackson to how he plans on raising his kid, at which point he took a subtle jab at the NFL.
When one reporter asked if Timberlake would support his son’s decision to play football later in life, the “Suit & Tie” singer immediately shot it down. (RELATED: Justin Timberlake Opens Up About The Janet Jackson ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’)
Justin Timberlake on his son, Silas, getting into music: “My main objective is that he become a great person, and if he wants to get into the arts or sports then, yeah, I would fully support that.” #SuperBowlLII https://t.co/pddVO5fxK5 pic.twitter.com/rMRA8ixCsC
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“He will never play football,” Timberlake responded bluntly.
“My main objective is that he become a great person and if he wants to get into the arts or sports then yeah, I would fully support that,” he backpedalled seemingly.
“I think I can hopefully offer him some advice on what to do and what not to do. But right now we’re working on our manners,” Timberlake joked of he and Jessica Biel’s three-year-old.
Surely the NFL won’t be thrilled to hear that the man they’re paying to perform at the biggest game of the year is out there throwing shade at the game.