Music Monday: #SelfieKid Edition

A half time show that was certainly one to be remembered. Maybe even more so than Katy Perry's "left shark." With more stage changes, than costume changes and a tribute to Minnesota's very own Prince, that is getting mixed reviews. It's probably safe to say the most memorable part of Justin Timberlake’s performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, was it's ending on a kind of awkward and hilariously distracting note. 

After going into the crowd at the end of the performance, he wound up taking a selfie with a kid who looked a bit like he had no idea who JT is, let alone what to do in the moment.

The boy eventually appeared to do what most found depressingly predictable — stare at his phone instead of enjoying the once in a lifetime moment. He is Ryan McKenna a 13 year old and it's best to let him tell the story.

“It was already crazy to be at the Super Bowl in the first place,” McKenna told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “Then all of a sudden I’m up on the jumbotron and everyone is talking about me. I can’t believe it.” 

McKenna, a Massachusetts native, was quickly booked for an appearance on “Good Morning America,” which in turn, was happy to blast his selfies to the Internet.

McKenna told the Pioneer Press that he had been taking video of Timberlake, but when the pop star took a position next to him, he quickly began pulling up the camera app on his iPhone. “I just thought to myself, ‘I’ll never get this opportunity again in my whole life,’” McKenna said. “I just went for it.”

“It’s been so crazy,” the seventh-grader added. “I don’t even know what to think. All my friends have been texting me and stuff. It’s insane.”

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