Justin Timberlake Sparks Backlash After Tweeting About Jesse Williams' BET Speech

"I have nothing but LOVE FOR YOU AND ALL OF US," he wrote.

One tweeter wrote, "So does this mean you're going to stop appropriating our music and culture? And apologize to Janet too. #BETAwards."

To which Timberlake responded, "Oh, you sweet soul. The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation."

But that only fueled his critics more, to the point where Timberlake eventually tweeted, “I feel misunderstood. I responded to a specific tweet that wasn't meant to be a general response. I shouldn't have responded anyway...”

He continued, “I forget this forum sometimes... I was truly inspired by [Jesse Williams’] speech because I really do feel that we are all one... A human race. I apologize to anyone that felt I was out of turn. I have nothing but LOVE FOR YOU AND ALL OF US.”

Timberlake has been nominated for eight career BET Awards and one BET Hip-Hop Award, but has never won.