There were a lot of tweet-able moments from Justin Timberlake’sSuper Bowl halftime show last night, but the most-tweeted moment involved #SelfieKid.
According to data from Twitter, Justin performing “Can’t Stop the Feeling” in the stands of Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium – and taking a selfie with a young fan – topped the list of most-tweeted about moments. The fan has since been identified as a 13-year-old Massachusetts native named Ryan McKenna.
Looking awkward in front of the cameras, he fiddled with his phone. The result was a string of memes. McKenna was actually shooting a video of Timberlake, but when the megastar slid up next to him, he was a little tied up. Specifically, he was trying to launch his camera app to document the moment. Unfortunately, he had equipment issues. “At first I tried to get a selfie with him, and my phone died, and then it turned back on,” he explained to ABC.
The second most-tweeted moment was Justin playing piano and singing “Until the End of Time” alongside a projection of Prince. Coming in third was Justin performing “Suit & Tie” with a full marching band.
During the live performance, between 8:10 p.m. ET and 8:40 p.m. ET, there were a total of 1.8 million tweets about the #PepsiHalftime show.
McKenna described the “crazy” viral moment on Monday’s episode of Good Morning America. According to the young breakout star, McKenna “didn’t really know” the Timberlake selfie was going to happen. “There was a Super Bowl halftime lady and she, like, said that we were in a special section,” he explained. “He just came up, and I just, like, jumped right in there with him. And he stopped right in our row so it was perfect.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 5, 2018
After the selfie, Justin Timberlake was dead to him. pic.twitter.com/GFllAoyNoz
— Matt Schick (@ESPN_Schick) February 5, 2018