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VIDEO: Justin Timberlake gives Philly fans the finger

Justin Timberlake is having himself a moment. Last year, he released both parts of a double album to extreme commercial success. He hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time to much critical acclaim. He followed that performance up with a Late Night residency and, just last week, offered fans "History of Rap 5" with the new host of the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon. You don't have to like the guy, but-damn-you've got to respect him.

VIDEO: Justin Timberlake gives Philly fans the finger

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Justin Timberlake performs at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, November 10, 2013.  ( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer )
Justin Timberlake performs at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, November 10, 2013. ( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer )

Justin Timberlake is having himself a moment. Last year, he released both parts of a double album to extreme commercial success. He hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time to much critical acclaim. He followed that performance up with a Late Night residency and, just last week, offered fans "History of Rap 5" with the new host of the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon. You don't have to like the guy, but—damn—you've got to respect him.

Unless you're from Philly, obviously.

A video from JT's November concert at the Wells Fargo Center has started to make the rounds online. In it, Timberlake addresses two fans who are flipping the singer the bird. Much to his credit, JT plays it off, mocking the fans and throwing the bird right back at 'em.

I'm excited to be here. I've got some good friends in Philly. Why are you flipping me off? You got second row to flip me the bird? That makes no f***in' sense. Oh, you wanted me to see you? Well, you're in the second row. You don't have to flip me off. I'll see you in the second row.

He goes on to mock the women who flipped him the bird and then invites the whole crowd to join in, just so they can all get it out of their systems. Well played, fine sir. Well played, indeed.

Click here to watch the video.

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