Justin Timberlake was inducted into the Memphis Hall Of Fame this Saturday. Comedian-actor Jimmy Fallon introduced the star on to the stage at the Cannon Centre in Memphis, Tennesse.
During the acceptance speech, the singer-turned-actor got a little teary-eyed and said, “I am truly honoured to be able to stand on the shoulders of all these legends that I grew up listening to and I grew up admiring to say that I stand alongside them now.”
“This is the f*cking coolest thing that has ever happened to me,” he added.
Justin compared this induction to the Grammy and Emmy awards. “The Grammys are political. The Emmys are political. Memphis is not political. And don’t get me started on Hollywood,” he said.
The singer paid tribute to the city of Memphis as it was where he was born. He said, “My favorite part about this city is we don’t apologize for who we are, and that’s who this city has taught me to be.”