Justin Timberlake Takes On Harvey Weinstein, Trump, MeToo in Apocalyptic ‘Supplies’ Music Video

Justin Timberlake performs at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Franklin, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
Amy Harris/Invision/AP

Pop mega-star Justin Timberlake dropped the apocalyptic music video for his new song “Supplies” on Thursday, which makes references to President Donald Trump, disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, and the anti-sexual harassment “MeToo” movement.

The four-minute video sees Timberlake watching multiple TV screens depicting political news and world events, including Black Lives Matter marches, anti-Donald Trump protests, Weinstein’s face, and protesters holding up “End Racism Now” and “MeToo” signs.

The Grammy-winner is eventually joined by actress Eiza González who leads Timberlake to a protest with a woman wearing a “P*ssy Grabs Back” T-shirt, a vagina-related message referring to lewd comments Donald Trump made during a 2005 Access Hollywood recording.

“I’ll be the lie when you can’t say it/ I’ll be the world when you need me/ I’ll be the generator, turn  me on when you need electricity/ Some shit’s about to go down/ I’ll be the one with the level head/ The world can end now/ Baby, we’ll be living in the walking dead,” Timberlake sings on the track co-produced by Pharrell Williams’ The Neptunes.

The ominous and bewildering visual concludes with a wave of CGI-induced pomp and a dark dystopian landscape detailed by Billboard:

The effects-filled scenes then quickly phases from Timberlake dancing in front of a wall where his ghostly image mimics his moves, to a town square filled with burning torches (and Pharrell), a group of people bowing down to an Illuminati-looking pyramid that Reyna blows up and a rally where Reyna appears to be the queen of a night time horde.

The pair then zap to a Matrix-like scenario where they free suspended bodies from anti-gravity traps by ripping glowing rings off their necks before they are, literally, consumed by fire as they kiss and embrace amid the chaos. The clip ends with the doomed lovers emerging from the earth in a post-apocalyptic hellscape where a child urges them to “die already.”

Timberlake’s “Supplies” will live on his latest record Man of the Woods, which is set to debut on February 2, just two days before the Tennessee crooner performs at the Super Bowl halftime show.

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