During his acceptance speech, Timberlake shined the spotlight on his wife Jessica Biel. "First, I want to thank my beautiful, loving, and incredibly understanding-of-her-husband's-shortcomings wife, Jessica. Baby, I love you. More than I could put into words and more than any song I could ever write."
Of his induction, the Memphis native said, "This is the f-cking coolest thing that has ever happened to me. This is really, really a surprise for me to be honored here tonight. I felt like it was sort of unwarranted when I first looked at the list of my fellow inductees, but I've also never been one to turn down a reason to come home and spend time in the city that I grew up in that holds such a special place in my heart."
He added, "I am truly honored to merely stand on the shoulders of all these legends that I grew up listening to, that I grew up admiring. And to say I stand alongside them now… Memphis, the greatest city in the world, and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, you have given me and my family — who is clearly half of this section — the greatest honor this evening, and made us all very proud, and I only hope that I can continue to return the favor for as long as I live and breathe."
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