02/28/2014 12:57 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What Happened When A Fan Tried To Grab Justin Timberlake's Butt During A Song

Justin Timberlake had an interesting night in Philadelphia. While performing at the Wells Fargo Center, he had his rear end grabbed in the middle of a song. Luckily the veteran performer was able to literally shake off the awkward situation.

E! Online reports that at Timberlake's 20/20 Experience World Tour on Tuesday a fan suddenly reached up from the audience and tried to grab a piece of the 33-year-old performer's glutes. Undeterred by the handsy fan, JT managed to swat away the woman -- while still keeping rhythm. The whole thing was so sudden that most of the crowd barely noticed.

Timberlake has had to deal with an odd crowd on several different occasions. In November, he noticed a female fan flipping him the bird and stopped to address the situation.

“Why are you flipping me off?” the performer asked in between songs. “You got second row to flip me the bird? That makes no f---ing sense.”

The in-audience culprit appeared to respond, and Timberlake continued: “Oh you wanted me to see you? You’re in the second row, I’ll see you because you’re in the second row.”

He laughed off the situation and admitted that the fan’s ploy technically worked. He then realized that he'd just inadvertently encouraged the crowd to give him the finger.

“OK, lets all do it just to get it over with,” he said while flipping off the audience.

Despite calling it the "weirdest moment he’s ever had with a crowd,” the “Take Back the Night” singer moved the show forward and launched immediately into his song “Summer Love.”