Justin Timberlake & Kanye West May Collaborate Despite Their Perceived Feud

posted Thursday August 29 ,2013 at 08:30AM CDT | 18 comments

Justin Timberlake & Kanye West May Collaborate Despite Their Perceived Feud

Justin Timberlake also says that he likes "Yeezus" and understands Kanye West despite what has been perceived as a feud between the two artists.

Justin Timberlake recently addressed his relationship with Kanye West, discussing what has been perceived as a feud between the artists.  

The alleged feud stems from when West and Timberlake exchanged words in February. West first said he didn't "fuck with" Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie,' a track that also featured Jay Z. Timberlake then switched the lines in "Suit & Tie" during a performance for "Saturday Night Live" where he said, "My hit's so sick, got rappers acting dramatic." Following the performance, Timberlake went on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" to address the perceived diss. "Did it seem that way?" Timberlake said. "I don't remember that. Did I change the line? It is live. You know, really, everyone, keep calm. Keep calm. Let me just say, for the record, I absolutely love Kanye. So there's that. We love Kanye." 

When the two met on Sunday (August 25) at the MTV Video Music Awards, they discussed their differences, said Timberlake during an interview with satellite radio stationShade 45

“I told [Kanye West], ‘I fuck with you in a way you probably don’t even understand,'" Timberlake said. "We’ve never worked together so I don’t know that he fully understands what it is that I can do. That's fine. As a matter of fact, Jay said the same thing. That's okay. What I do agree with, is I would have loved to have had him as a part of the [recording] process...I hope something spawns out of that [conversation].” 

Though it is yet to be seen if a collaboration comes from this interaction, Timberlake said he appreciated West's response to his statements.   

“[Kanye] said the exact perfect thing, which was, ‘Well, the best way I know how to do that is just for us to sit down and just play music,'" Timberlake said. "And I said, 'Exactly...’ I love 'Ye so I feel like I understand what he’s doing. I love Yeezus, I love that album. I think he’s ahead of a lot, especially in his genre. He's ahead of a lot, all the time. You have to at least listen and give him the benefit of the doubt because he’s earned that and I get it. I think people are going to appreciate it a lot more in the future.”

The respect has been mutual in the past, said Timberlake, before recalling a time when they spoke about how his own "Sexy Back" influenced West's "Stronger."  

"I remember when he came out with 'Stronger' and he was talking to be about 'Sexy Back' and that was an influence," Timberlake said. "I don't know if he'd say that still, but that's the way I remember the conversation. I played Staples Center in L.A. and brought him out on stage and said, 'Come perform the song in the middle of my show.' We did 'Stronger' together at Staples Center." 

After speaking about their performance together, Timberlake talked about future beef with West. 

"Look at me," Timberlake said. "I'm not the guy who's going to have beef. And if we do, that's fine. But I have too much respect for him. I have too much respect for him as an artist." 

Timberlake's recent interview with Shade 45 can be seen below.  

RELATED: Justin Timberlake Disses Kanye West On "Saturday Night Live" 

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  • Young Guwop
    Both are pop tarts who make wack ass music. I hate that suit and tie song too.
  • Kenny
    Can't wait to see how this collaboration would turn out.
  • Edna N. Guy
    my buddy's ex-wife makes $77/hour on the laptop. She has been fired for six months but last month her pay check was $21524 just working on the laptop for a few hours. see this... www.Cafe44.com Shut up @huh? Lupe's response was creative and most diverse. And he wasn't even trying! Lupe is still dope have you heard F&LII? Production was crappy but still Lu always delivers lyrically.
  • Anonymous
    for the sake of music, please collaborate
  • Lorraine N. Smith
    my neighbor's aunt makes $77/hr on the computer. She has been without a job for nine months but last month her pay check was $17822 just working on the computer for a few hours. go to website... www.Cafe44.com Not to mention, Ross is from Carol City, the meanest part of Miami. He ran with the Boobie Boys (the gang that ran Miamis drug scene) and Ross was KENNETH BOOBIE WILLIAMS' FUCKING PROTEGE for godsakes
  • Anonymous
    Kanye new sound is a bad El p imitation.
  • wouzi
    kanye is gay and he's in love with jay z. kanye always get jealous when he sees another hov closed friend.
  • detroit niggroe
    Shouldve say.."2 weak ass pop niggas may collaborate despite their perceived feud".
  • MICHEAL MYERS
    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/v3hNmhIBmbI/mqdefault.jpg
  • Kmoney
    The people fueling this fire are complete ignoramuses... People that don't understand word play and the rap game in general. This was never meant to be a shot at Justin Timberlake or Jay Z.... Kanye says he's not with that suit & tie ish as a way of saying he's not with selling himself out to corporations or that desk job ish. He was attempting to be witty by using the title to a current and popular record! this is like Jay's baby money line that Wayne ended up taking offense to even though he's used the phrase on previous albums! The way the game let's the media run away with these things is disgusting smh
  • HRH
    "I remember when he came out with 'Stronger' and he was talking to be about 'Sexy Back'" "Talking to 'be' about 'Sexy Back'"?? "Be"?? Did you guys even graduate from community college??
    • Anonymous
      lmao co-sign only because im in community college lol
  • Anonymous
    I remember when Sway was with King Tech and playing real hip hop shit on the radio.
  • House
    Good interview. Goes to show how decent JT is as an artist and a man. I like Kanye as an artist, but I think we can all agree, he's a shit human being.
    • ak
      Shit human being? You stupid motherfucker. Yea man like all the people hes killed and raped and stolen from. Fuck the government and the banks, WEST is the problem. Perspective motherfucker. Do you have it. ^ Ignorant stupid society ^
    • kinda true
      ^^^^ lol you kinda came at his life there, but its true what your saying.
  • Anonymous
    That's what's up and I'm sure the record will be dope. Checkout thegrandreport, they got some good hip hop videos on there
  • Anonymous
    Yes... Maturity. Disliking one song someone did doesn't mean you hate them as an artist, and certainly doesn't as a person. Look forward to hearing a possible collaboration between these two.