Most celebrities would gamely pose for photographers at an event open to the press, but for Justin Timberlake, every photo requires explicit permission.

WWD reported that when their photographer approached Justin to take a photo at an “intimate dinner” hosted by Rihanna, the singer lashed out at him. “Ask the f**king question!” he said, “Ask the f**king question!”

The question he was waiting for was probably, “Can I take a photo of you?”

WWD also reported that his bodyguards chased the photographer to the lift and asked him to delete the photos even after Justin was told that he was an official photographer. “F**k that. He should ask permission.”

Does that mean we’re not allowed to whip out our mobile phones to satisfy our inner fangirl if we ever saw him face-to-face? –insert huge sad face–

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