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Justin Timberlake’s high-energy half time show brought some serious celeb power to the NFL Super Bowl.
But one element that really caught people’s eye wasn’t the singer’s carefully choreographed dance moves, or his incredibly enthusiastic rent-a-crowd; but rather his microphone.
Towards the end of his lengthy set, JT leapt onto a small stage with a solitary microphone stand and immediately moved to push it over.
Only the microphone didn’t fall over, it bounced right back up.
Justin Timberlake’s microphone is me with my responsibilities.
— Pamela Horton (@PamelaHorton13) February 5, 2018
Get you a man who can handle a microphone stand like Justin Timberlake can.
— Kevin Brown (@FindableCarpet) February 5, 2018
Justin Timberlake just sauced on all of us with those microphone tricks. 😳
— Nic Zimmerman (@Zimmerman9Nic) February 5, 2018
The same happened when he pushed it down under his leg, and to the side, in a mesmerising gravity-defying stunt, that pretty much won the show.
Fun fact: Justin Timberlake’s swiveling microphone is now pregnant
— Aidan White (@actor_36) February 5, 2018
— Jordan Carole (@Jordan__Carole) February 5, 2018
The trick was mostly well-received by viewers on Twitter, but some pointed out that it looked suspiciously like this move by Ciara.
"Justin Timberlake really had the nerve to steal Ciara’s microphone routine from the 'promise' video... I’m calling the police," one person said on Twitter.
— DeJean (@Mustard_Papi) February 5, 2018
But let’s not forget that JT has always loved a good microphone stand too.
Here he is dancing around with one at the 2013 Grammy Awards: