Watch Justin Timberlake Surprise Phone Bankers Amid 2020 Election

Justin Timberlake surprised a group of Pennsylvania phone bankers by crashing their Zoom call. Watch the video to hear what the singer had to say.

By Elyse Dupre Nov 03, 2020 3:31 PMTags
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Justin Timberlake is encouraging fans to vote.

The 39-year-old singer gave one group of Pennsylvania phone bankers the ultimate surprise when he crashed their Zoom call.

"ONE MORE DAY," he wrote on Instagram alongside footage from the call on Nov. 2. "If you haven't already, please get out and #VOTE! Thank you to this amazing group of PA phone bankers and voters for letting me crash your zoom." 

The callers, who were phone banking in support of presidential nominee Joe Biden, were about to start their meeting when they noticed that someone named "Justin Branch" hadn't turned on his computer camera. Of course, Justin Branch turned out to be JT and he told the callers that they "have a huge fan in me."

"So, as you know, your city, your state is going to be huge in this election," he said. "I always was told when I was young that the hardest work that you do is the work that nobody gets to see. I think that really is apropos to what you guys are doing behind the scenes for the campaign. And I just wanted to come on and say how much I appreciate it, and you guys are the real rock stars. So, thank you so much."

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A few of the callers then shared what inspired them to get involved, and the "Suit & Tie" star applauded them for their work.

"This is so inspiring to see young people like yourself get engaged like this," Timberlake said. "And you are not just as important but a special kind of important to the process of politics and democracy. Kudos to you."

He also spoke about former Vice President Biden and Vice Presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris.

"We need a country and a world that condemns racism," Timberlake said, "and you see how the little things that are a part of this bigger system can hold back so many people and we need a president who is going to fight for those people. Seeing how Joe has stood up against that—and Joe has so much experience. And I think Kamala's, like, the coolest human on earth. She's just so real. She's all the things that I want to see in a leader. And just seeing them together and knowing what they can do for our country, I'm really fired up."

Borrowing a phrase from baseball, he then told the callers "we're in the ninth inning."

"Like I said, what you guys are doing right now, it really, really does make a difference. And I just wanted to come on for a minute and share with you that it means so much to me," he continued. "I'm so excited for what's ahead. We gotta keep it going."


Watch the video to see Timberlake crash the call.

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