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Homeless Guy

I Got Paid $40 to Appear

in JT's Wedding Video

10/25/2012 11:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One of the homeless men who appeared in a video reportedly featured at Justin Timberlake's wedding says he was paid $40 ... and had NO IDEA he was the punchline in a sick joke. 

TMZ spoke with the man -- "Eddie" -- who tells us he was just minding his own business in Hollywood when he was approached by a man who offered him money in exchange for saying a few pre-written lines into the camera.

Eddie says the cameraman told him the video was being made for a friend's wedding -- Eddie had no idea it was for Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

When we told him how the footage was used, Eddie told us, "That makes me feel really bad ... that was a trick played on me."

In case you're wondering why Eddie is dressed so nicely in our video -- it's because he was out looking for a job yesterday.

"I'm gonna do my best to change my life."


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You rip off black music, no unsuspecting black people. Definitely bad karma for something that's not funny.

730 days ago


You rip off black music, now unsuspecting black people. Definitely bad karma for something that's not funny. Let's see who gets the last laugh!

730 days ago


This is cruel and those two should be ashamed of themsel;ves. On the up side Eddie is much better looking than Jessica Biel.Not only is she ugly on the outside but she now has shown that she is ugly on the inside also.Good luck Eddie.

730 days ago


Justin and Jessica had no knowledge of this *wedding gift* so making them seem somehow guilty is plain wrong. You have no idea if they would even look at it.

730 days ago


Ok ok...who else here thought that was flava flav for sec?

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730 days ago


Good luck Eddie...praying for you...

730 days ago


He was told a few lines to say, and CHOSE to read them on camera for money..what is the problem here?

730 days ago


So what. $40 for a couple of minutes work? Real actors get paid less to do worse.

730 days ago

Phishie from Philly    

How do we know that J & J's friends who did this video thought they were homeless people? Just because a TMZ camera guy said so! Come on people this is just a common case of dog pile on the rabbit. It sickens me that all these people are bashing J & J and you only know half the story. The other half TMZ filled in your head. Can all the haters think and put the anger aside for a second and really look at whats going on here. Do you really think J & J would have done this to hurt people and hurt there multi million dollar careers? You know they wouldn't but most people feel better about themselves if J & J are the bad ones here because hating makes people feel better. Hating is also easier to do rather than understanding. At least wait for a response from J & J before bashing. If you can't tell from this video that the TMZ guy was leading Eddie into what to say then watch it again.
Phishie from Philly

730 days ago


For 'bigger' laughs, they should have shown the wedding party photos of Justin's tiny dick. Remember when Britney Spears shrunk her fingers together to imply how tiny Timberlink's teenie weenie is --- apparently it really is that small. If you ever see Justin on the street, hold up your pinkie and say 'is it even this big Justin?' He will know what you are talking about.

730 days ago


that's horrible Justin's friends did that, so horribly cruel. I wish Eddie and the other homeless people in the video all the luck in the world. the dude who made the video Justin Huchel, should feel ashamed and remorseful, but probably doesn't and won't. for him to say "it's an inside joke" ...horrible. I've lost all respect for Justin and Jessica..

730 days ago


So Justin do u see how stupid u are for doing this ? Stupid **** racist as hell

730 days ago

Thomas Jefferson    

Never liked Justin & Jessica. Don't care if they had nothing to do with it, I wouldn't have anything to do with people who would do that or think about doing something so stupid. Hope smeone spits in their face.

730 days ago

Thomas Jefferson    

Any one know the great friend of the darling couple who sold real estate and has lost clients after they found out he made this video?

730 days ago
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