Justin Timberlake decided to voice Yogi Bear's cuddly sidekick Boo Boo in the new animated kids' movie to "feel better about himself" – after finding out pre-teen kids were fans of his racy track "Sexyback".
The "Cry Me A River" hitmaker has turned his back on pop over the last few years to concentrate on making movies, but stunned fans when he decided to voice the part of a cartoon character for the new Yogi Bear outing.
But Timberlake insists he felt compelled to take on something clean-cut, after a nine-year-old fan's mum told him her child loved his risque music. He says, "I've had parents come up to me and say, ';All my kids listen to your music. My daughter really loves "SexyBack".' I said, ';Oh great, how old is your daughter?' – expecting them to say they went to university or something.
"They said, 'She's nine'. That made me feel really bad as a person and I thought that was irresponsible for the parent – my music is explicit.
"I did the Yogi Bear movie so I would feel better about myself."
We caught up with Justin and his castmates from the movie at the premiere this weekend. Make sure to check it out.
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