With his first live performance in a decade, Justin Timberlake sparked the suspension of a potential Vegas residence after pulling out his suit and bow tie over the weekend to perform an hour-long set of hits at the opening of the Las Vegas extension of the Fontainbleu Hotel. Inside the Las Vegas Strip located newest venue’s 3,800-seat BleauLive Theater, the legendary singer/songwriter/actor delivered a 70-minute set of greatest hits for a sold-out audience that included a wide variety of who’s who celebrities such as Lenny Kravitz, Kim Kardashian, and Cher.
Between performing classics like “Sexy Back,” “Summer Love,” and “Cry Me A River,” Timberlake would speak on recent rumors he was involved in behind the new Britney Spears book that reveals that Spears and Timberlake’s relationship experienced abortion and cheating scandals. ”No disrespect,” said an alluding Timberlake right before performing “Cry Me A River,” a song meant as a diss song towards Britney Spears after the public discovered she cheated on him during their relationship.
The much-talked-about performance by Timberlake, with wife Jessica Biel, and kids in attendance, was met with rumors of a potential long-term residency at the new establishment that quickly made headlines worldwide. No announcements following the performance but, if happens, Timberlake will be following longtime rival and fellow legendary R&B singer Usher, who just ended his multi-year residency earlier this month with plans of returning in 2024. R&B has been a hot accommodate in Vegas with the recent announcements of new residencies by New Edition, Jodeci, and T-Pain.
Talk of new Timberlake music has been circulating lately; however, outside of the video of Timberlake and longtime collaborator Timbaland in the studio and guest features on new music by Coco Jones and Megan Thee Stallion, there has been no official news of a forthcoming album.
Check out a clip from the grand opening performance, below.