News Before Justin Timberlake Brought Sexy Back, This Is Where It Had Gone By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on November 30, 2017 @ 11:45AM Pin Share Tweet Email 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 Deep stuff. 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.