Before Justin Timberlake Brought Sexy Back, This Is Where It Had Gone
Unless you were born post-2006, you know the lyrics to Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back.” Let us refresh your memory:
I’m bringing sexy back, yeah
Them other boys don’t know how to act, yeah
I think it’s special, what’s behind your back, yeah
So turn around and I’ll pick up the slack, yeah
While we never really cared to pay much attention to its meaning (we just danced to it), the 36-year-old pop star finally revealed what this song really is about on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In a funny sketch titled, “Big Questions with Even Bigger Stars,” Colbert asks one important question: “When you brought the sexy back, where had it gone?”
Luckily, JT gave us what we wanted.
“No one has ever asked me that,” he said. “Sexy was actually just the name of my neighbor’s rabbit. You see, they were in Nebraska for the weekend, and I was pet sitting. But they were worried I wouldn’t return the rabbit. So I wanted to assure them, via song, that I was indeed bringing Sexy back.”
There you have it.
Watch the full video above.