Pop superstar Justin Timberlake continued his promo run on late night television this week when he stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday. Fallon could not avoid asking the singer about the perceived dig at rapper Kanye West while performing on Saturday Night Live over the weekend.
During his performance of “Suit & Tie” on SNL Timberlake changed one of the lines of the song to say, “my hit’s so sick got rappers acting dramatic.”
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Many observers took that lyric change as a response to Kanye’s recent rant in London where he made the statement, “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t fucking with that ‘Suit & Tie’.”
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While on Fallon, Timberlake addressed his SNL rendition after the host pointed out that the lyrics were different.
“Did it seem that way? I don’t remember that. Did I change a line? It is live. You know really everyone keep calm,” said Timberlake.
Fallon then added, “keep calm and ‘Kanye on’ you guys.”
“For the record, I absolutely love Kanye,” Timberlake admits. “We love Kanye right?”
Kanye also had love for Justin at one point too. While West doesn’t seem to be a fan of Justin’s new single, he did praise the former boy band member as his greatest musical rival from his generation back in 2007.
“My biggest inspiration and biggest competition is Justin Timberlake,” West told XXL magazine. “We push each other. I look at me and Justin like Prince and Michael Jackson in their day.”
During his Fallon appearance JT goes on talks about his new album The 20/20 Experience and his upcoming summer stadium tour with frequent Kanye West collaborator Jay-Z. He also performed the song “Pusher Love Girl.”
The 20/20 Experience will be released on March 19 on RCA Records. The entire album can be streamed on iTunes.