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What’s higher than one selfie with Justin Timberlake? Two. (Clearly.)
Ryan McKenna stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Present Friday, the place the 13-year-old reminisced about unwittingly changing into a part of Timberlake’s 2018 Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present efficiency.
“Boy, your life has changed, hasn’t it?” DeGeneres requested.
“Yeah,” the teenager admitted. “This is so amazing.”
Initially, McKenna—a diehard New England Patriots fan—was simply excited to be on the recreation. “My dad told me two weeks before and I just started crying. I couldn’t believe it. Just to go to the Super Bowl is a dream come true,” he stated. Followers got no warning that Timberlake could be coming into the stands on the finish of his set. “We didn’t know,” he advised DeGeneres. “The lady told us we were in a good section, but we had no idea Justin was going to be there.”
McKenna was seated a number of rows again, however he was decided to get a selfie with the pop star. “I pushed through—I was elbowing people,” he stated. “But I got there and I was there with him.” McKenna additionally had snigger over how his selfie went viral. “I have the iPhone 6, so that thing’s slow. It just shut off,” the Massachusetts teen stated. “That is why all of the memes shaped.”
As if showing on DeGeneres’ speak present wasn’t thrilling sufficient, she had organized one other shock. “There’s someone on the phone who wants to say hi to you right now…” she teased.
“No!” McKenna stated, his eyes starting to water.
“Ryan!” Timberlake stated.
“Oh, my God!” McKenna gasped.
“It’s nice to meet you, finally,” Timberlake advised him.
“Oh, my God!” McKenna stated. “I can’t believe this!”
“How are you doin’, man?” Timberlake requested.
“I’m awesome,” McKenna stated. “How are you, man?”
After DeGeneres complimented Timberlake on his efficiency, he defined the way it all got here collectively. “Basically, I knew that I wanted to end the performance with ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ because I knew how people respond to that song,” the performer stated. “And then cut to Ryan!”
“He’s so awesome,” McKenna stated. “He’s just an awesome dancer, singer—everything!”
Unbeknownst to him, one of the best shock was but to come back. “I’ll tell you what I want to do: Because it was so unexpected that you came down, and because all of this has happened, I thought to myself, ‘I really want to meet you properly,'” Timberlake stated. “I’m going to be coming to TD Garden on tour to play in Boston. I’d like to invite you and your family to come.”
“Thank you so much!” stated McKenna, bursting into tears. “Oh, my gosh!”
“Ryan, I look forward to meeting you,” Timberlake stated, “and our second selfie collectively.”