Justin Timberlake is making the late night rounds this week to promote his new album the 20/20 Experience as well as his tour with Jay-Z (who happens to make an appearance on his hit Suit & Tie). Monday night Justin met up with his old pal Jimmy Fallon on Late Night, his first appearance in a string of them this week. Never one to shy away from a juicy question, Jimmy got right down to business in asking Justin about his Saturday Night Live performance this week.
If we all remember Justin performed Suit & Tie for the not fit for prime-time audience, but tweaked the lyrics a bit to address a tiny feud in the making. The original lyrics are “got a hit and picked up a habit” but the lyrics Justin sang on Saturday were “got rappers acting dramatic.” Who could that be about?
Well, Kanye West has been seen and heard ranting and raving about Justin’s collaboration with his old pal Jay-Z. It seems Kim Kardashian‘s baby daddy is none too pleased that the duo will be joining forces on tour. After all, Kanye and Jay did just end their own tour together, it’s not surprise Kanye would be a tad miffed.
Justin however, has stayed relatitvely mum on the subject. That is until Jimmy. The Late Night host asked Justin:
“By the way, the lyrics to Suit & Tie, it felt like to me you changed one of the lyrics.”
At first Justin tried to act coy claiming he didn’t remember changing any lines, but it is live so who knows? Later he went explained further, addressing Kanye specifically.
“You know, really, everyone keep calm. Let me say, for the record, I absolutely love Kanye, so there’s that.”
Perhaps this is one feud that has been put to rest? We’ll probably never know. What we do know is that Kanye will be starting feuds till he dies, and Justin Timberlake will be keeping it classy.