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Justin Timberlake Totally Didn’t Mean to Insult One Direction


Okay, here’s the deal: Apparently Justin Timberlake said that *NSYNC was better than One Direction during some interview on The Breakfast Club and now he’s trying to backtrack and claim that that question was really who would win at a pie eating contest. Uh… LOL. Here’s the comments in question:

“I have not seen them on stage, but I’d be willing to say that we’re better than them.

“But I don’t feel like I’m laying down any gauntlet. I’ve seen them a couple times and I like those guys. It’s interesting to see this whole wave of that come back around.”

Okay, so in what world could that ever have been about pie eating? And what reporter would be dumb enough to even ask a question like that in the first place? Also, he isn’t even making sense considering at one point he says he’s never seen them on stage and in the next sentence, he’s saying he’s seen them a few times. Which is it, Justin?

Obviously he started getting a lot of shit for this, so he hopped on Twitter to clear things up:

Sorry, Justin, I don’t buy it.