Justin Timberlake: Baked, Punk'd, and "Justified"

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From Justin Timberlake's exclusive cover interview with Entertainment Weekly:

"... by the time he went solo to record Justified, the committed perfectionist seemed like he couldn't quite hold it together. In fact, he had become a bit of a stoner. Timberlake has previously admitted that Justified was constructed in something of a marijuana haze. That partly explains, Timberlake says, his somewhat bewildered 2003 appearance on Ashton Kutcher's MTV prank show, Punk'd. Timberlake, who was tricked into believing that his possessions were being taken away by the tax authorities, seemed totally devastated — for a minute there, he was known as The Man Ashton Kutcher Almost Made Cry.

"'I'll give you a little hint on that Punk'd thing,' Timberlake says. 'That was back in my first-album creative days. That's why I looked the way I did, if that makes any sense to you.'

"Were you stoned?"

"'Incredibly,' he laughs.

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