Justin Timberlake and Joey Fatone broke into Alcatraz while filming a music video

Justin Timberlake (Photo: Getty Images)
Justin Timberlake (Photo: Getty Images)

Back in the days when Justin Timberlake was a member of the world-famous boyband, *NSYNC he broke into Alcatraz. 

Justin roped his bandmate, Joey Fatone into the activity and the two almost got into some hot water. The 39-year-old singer told the story on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he said the antic happened when he and his old friend graduated high school.

During the segment of the show titled Spill the Tea, he said: "I accidentally broke into Alcatraz one time,". 

He added: "I was in a group, *NSYNC... [and] we were shooting a video in the redwoods near San Francisco. We ended up shooting one scene on this pier, directly across from Alcatraz. And at that time, I was watching The Untouchables over and over again. And I was obsessed with the fact that Al Capone... they put him in Alcatraz."

He then explained how Joey got involved: "And I said, 'Who wants to go see Alcatraz with me?' And Joey, who's usually game for anything, he was like, 'I'll go with you.' But we only had an hour in between when they were setting up a different shot."

He went on: "So, they take us over. We felt so cool, we were on a Coast Guard, fire department boat. We get over there. We realise on the mainland; you're supposed to buy your tickets and then get on the ferry. So, we get to the main gate, and they're like, 'Tickets, please.'... I was like, 'The guy behind me has the tickets.'"

Justin then explained how they got caught after they went in: "We get a tap on the shoulder, and they're like, 'Come with me,'. And I was like, 'Joe, we are going to go down in history as the dumbest people ever. We got caught breaking into a prison!' "

But it all worked out in the end. Justin said: "They let us go with a warning and, obviously, we had to pay for the tickets,".


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