Back in 2003, Justin Timberlake was best known as a member of N*SYNC (and the dude who probably took Britney Spears' virginity), so it went to reason that Ashton Kutcher would pick on him for the premiere episode of Punk'd on MTV. You know how this one ends: Kutcher tricked Timberlake into thinking his entire house was being repossessed by the IRS, and Timberlake cried and went a little crazy. It turns out, there was a reason for that.

"I actually stopped smoking pot for nine to 10 months after ['Punk'd']," Timberlake tells Playboy in a new interview. "I was so stoned. If you ask my friends, if they’re honest they would probably say that’s the only way to get me as dizzy as I was. What you didn’t see from the episode, because it was a 45-minute affair cut down to 10 minutes, was me showing up and being like, 'What the f*** are you people doing on my property? Get the f*** off my property! Get the f*** out of here!' Then they started rattling off my parents’ address, and I was like, 'Holy s***. Hold on a second.' I mean, everybody was got good on that show -- me probably the best."

There you have it, kids: your latest "drugs are bad" Public Service Announcement. And now you know.

[via NYP]