In an interview in the July edition of Playboy Magazine, singer and actor Justin Timberlake admitted to smoking marijuana.
Timberlake claims that he was high during the infamous scene from Ashton Kutcher’s 2003 reality show, “Punk’d” that pranked the singer into believing that government agents were seizing his property and possessions.
“I was so stoned,” Timberlake said. “If you ask my friends, if they’re honest, they would probably say that’s the only way to get me as dizzy as I was.”
Timberlake said the event was so traumatic that he stopped smoking for nine to ten months after the incident occurred, although he also admitted to still smoking marijuana.
“What you didn’t see from the episode, because it was a 45-minute affair cut down to 10 minutes, was me showing up and being like, ‘What the fuck are you people doing on my property? Get the fuck off my property! Get the fuck out of here!'”.
But Timberlake says he only uses the drug to relax. “The only thing it does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.”
Timberlake isn’t the only celebrity to admit to smoking marijuana, other stars have also spoken candidly about drug use including Whoppi Goldberg, who admitted to being stoned on the night of her receiving her Oscar for best supporting actress in 1991 in a video released on TMZ last month.
President Bill Clinton also admitted in 1992 to smoking weed during his college years in a television interview according to the New York Times. “I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale and I didn’t try it again,” Clinton said.
Timberlake is currently promoting his two new films, “Bad Teacher” with Cameron Diaz and “Friends with Benefits” with Mila Kunis, which are both set for release this summer.