Justin Timberlake Knocked Out, Dragged Around in New ‘TKO’ Video
A barren desert, a dusty road, a pickup truck, a body being dragged behind it — the future is not looking bright for Justin Timberlake in his latest video.
Actress Riley Keough (‘The Runaways’) joins JT in his clip for new single ‘TKO,’ and scorching-hot kitchen sex scene aside, she does not treat our hero very well. At all. We don’t want to spoil the ending for you, but the couple’s relationship starts out pretty bad and over the course of the video’s seven-minute run, somehow manages to get even worse.
None of which should be surprising considering the meaning of the new single from ‘The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2.’ And it’s also helpful to know that ‘TKO’ is a boxing term that stands for “technical knockout.” In other words: Brace yourself, JT fans!
Justin co-wrote the story with the video’s director, Ryan Reichenfeld, so it’s obvious the singer knew what misery he was in for in the shoot. But perhaps he should have taken Variety’s advice to give up acting before this!