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Justin Timberlake Gets Knocked Out in Music Video for “TKO”

It wouldn’t be giving too much away to say that things don’t end well for the former boy bander.

Justin Timberlake Gets Knocked Out in Music Video for “TKO”

The music video for “TKO,” the second single from Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, plays as a sort of reverse companion piece to the singer’s “What Goes Around…Comes Around.” The plot, presented non-chronologically in the seven-minute mini-movie, goes something like this: After unceremoniously banging his girlfriend, played by Lisa-Marie Presley’s actress-model daughter Riley Keough, on the kitchen counter (natch), she clocks him with a frying pan, ties him to the back of a pickup truck, and hauls him out to the desert. Aside from a few technical quibbles (the apparent day-for-night shots and the fact that JT creates very little in the way of a dusty wake despite being dragged at high speeds through the arid sand are a little distracting), the Ryan Reichenfield-helmed clip is far more inventive than the by-the-numbers song itself. It wouldn’t be giving too much away to say that things don’t end well for the former boy bander. Watch for yourself:

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