Emotional Justin Timberlake Thanks Jessica Biel in Memphis Music Hall of Fame Speech
Superstar Justin Timberlake wore his heart on his sleeve while being inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame on Saturday.
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."