"It’ll be a great show. I'm very excited about it," he insisted, noting that he quickly realized after the backlash of the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that "a lot of people watch the Super Bowl."
Timberlake also participated in the Late Show segment "Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars" and revealed the inspiration behind his 2006 song, "Sexy Back."
"When you brought the sexy back, where had it gone?" Colbert asked.
Timberlake then quipped that the track was actually about his neighbor's rabbit, Sexy, that he was pet sitting. "They were worried I wouldn't return the rabbit, so I wanted to assure them via song that I was indeed bringing Sexy back," he told the late-night host. "I mean, if you listen closely, it's all in the lyrics."