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Justin Timberlake Says Thanks to Snub, Collabo With Jay-Z Unlikely

Jay-Z has collaborated with a number of artists, bringing his Brooklyn, N.Y., swagger and top-notch lyrics to a number of hit songs. However, according to Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z snubbed him when he asked to collaborate with him years ago and now Timberlake says that he’s no longer interested in working with Jay-Z.

According to Contact Music, in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, Timberlake explains that during the recording sessions for his last album, 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds, he asked the Roc Nation emcee for a guest verse but was told by Jay-Z that he was too busy.

“Jay-Z has put out 11 albums, and I was talking about doing a collaboration with him, and he said, ‘I can’t do it right now, but I’ll get you on the next album,’ said Timberlake. “I was like, ‘No, man, I don’t work like that. This sounded good to me for you and me to do together, and if it doesn’t work, then I totally get it, but I won’t be putting an album out next year; these aren’t a dime a dozen to me.’ ”

Throughout his solo career and his stint with popular boy band, *NSYNC, Timberlake has collaborated with a slew of hip-hop artists including Timberland, Nelly, 50 Cent and The Neptunes. Hopefully, one day, Timberlake will be able to add Jay-Z to that list of artists. –nicholas robinson


  1. Dee Dee Russell on June 18, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Sorry dude you did Miss Jackson WRONG. Some of us haven’t forgotten what you did after you took that cover off of her breastical! YOU were part of it yet Janet payed the price. PUNK

  2. YfsD alwGR1clxIT5i on June 18, 2011 at 11:01 am

    i am a big fan of his songs….he has a magic in his voice.

  3. Truthseeker on June 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    jay-z didn’t like how he did janet jackson. justin made millions from black culture but he turned into a real white boy and made janet take the heat. i’m glad jay-z snubbed him

  4. Jtshrop on June 23, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Justin is clueless on two levels: First of all, if Jay-Z says he’s busy, then he’s busy so why is this boy getting all offended and taking it personal??? If he didn’t notice, Jay is a multifaceted conglomerate now, not just a rapper looking to guest spot to raise his profile. This sounds like a white boy with entitlement issues thinking he can just call up a brutha and he will dance for him at his command. But Hov is BIGGER than Justin, much bigger and it rankled this ole N-Sync punk that he got put aside. 

    Secondly, many in the urban set never appreciated how he did Janet Jackson after the infamous Super Bowl performance. He ducked for cover and let Janet take all the bullets. He punked out and bitched up. I remember sick I felt as he left Janet alone to face the wrath of America. Her career ain’t been the same since. 

    • Marie on November 11, 2013 at 4:49 am

      I TOTALLY agree. Justin’s self-concept–especially in relation to others in the game needs an overhaul. He’s a whiney coward-ass punk who’s been building his brand on objectifying women from the beginning; but somehow his family wasn’t offended or embarrassed by that. Jay-Z basically fuck your white male privilege without even trying. If the man is busy, he’s fucking busy. Jay doesn’t need him anymore than Janet did when she agreed to share the stage with him.