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Justin Timberlake takes parting shot at Donald Sterling

The singer basks in the departure of the disliked former owner while performing in the Clippers' home venue

Justin Timberlake is not a fan of Donald Sterling.

Donald Sterling is no longer the owner of the Clippers, as of Tuesday.

The Clippers play at Staples Center.

And guess who just happened to have a concert in that very venue Tuesday night?

"No more Donald Sterling in this [building]!" Timberlake shouted to the fans who packed Staples Center for the final U.S. show of his The 20/20 Experience World Tour. According to Yahoo! Music, the exclamation was met with "thunderous applause."

In May, Timberlake dissed Sterling on national TV while accepting his Billboard Music Award for top performer. The singer, who also is a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, said he wanted to thank "everybody on Earth, everybody on Earth ... except Donald Sterling."

Sterling's downfall began when racist comments he made during a recorded conversation were made public in April. His wife, Shelly Sterling, officially sold the team to Steve Ballmer on Tuesday after a judge finalized a ruling that she had the authority to do so.

Unfortunately for Timberlake, his tour schedule puts him in the U.K. on Sunday and Poland on Tuesday, so he probably won't be able to make it back to Staples Center to celebrate with fans at the new ownership's rally on Monday.

But that's OK. J.T. had his own celebration at Staples this week.

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