03/29/2013 05:08 pm ET

Justin Timberlake On Drugs At Coachella: I Was 'Tripping My Mind Out'

What does Justin Timberlake do when he attends music festivals? What everyone else does, of course: He takes "substances."

And major props to him for admitting to it of his own volition. Discussing his debut South By Southwest show in an interview with MySpace, Timberlake relayed his past experiences attending California's Coachella music festival:

"This is my first time [at SXSW]. I’ve been to Coachella many times, on many different, um, substances. I’ve been to Coachella many times but not remembered a lot of it, I’ll leave it at that. But I remember I used to go to Coachella a long time ago. I remember Coachella when there wasn’t, like, paparazzi and stuff there. Like, I stood in an open field and one year I saw Nine Inch Nails and the next year I saw Weezer, and I was standing in the middle of the field, you know, like tripping my mind out."

Plenty of stars tout their heavy marijuana use, with the drug defining a large chunk of Rihanna's and Snoop Lion's careers, and Timberlake, too, has acknowledged dabbling in a doobie from time to time.

"The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking," he told Playboy in 2011. "Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high."

According to BuzzFeed, Timberlake's new album "The 20/20 Experience" is bursting with marijuana references.

But it seems like hallucinogens -- which Timberlake implies he was taking during his Coachella experiences -- are more a relic of the '60s and '70s, making the "Suit & Tie" singer's comments all that more impressive.



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