Justin Timberlake No Longer Interested In Working With Jay-Z

After Jay-Z passed on a collaboration with Justin Timberlake for his "FutureSex/LoveSounds” album the singer says he's no longer interested in a collab.

Those looking forward to a possible Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake collaboration may not want to hold their breaths because it looks like the two musicians will probably never record a song together.

Timberlake revealed the news in an interview with Vanity Fair when he was asked about the rap star turned business man. According to the singer, the time for a collaboration between the two artists has long gone.

"Jay-Z has put out 11 albums, and I was talking about doing collaboration with him, and he said, 'I can't do it right now, but I'll get you on the next album.' I was like, 'No, man, I don't work like that,” Timberlake explained to the magazine. “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.'"

Timberlake initially reached out to Jay-Z when he was recording his FutureSex/LoveSounds album, but was told by Jay-Z that he was too busy and that he would be willing to do a collab on his next album.

As part of his solo career Timberlake has worked with a number of Hip Hop producers/artists including Timbaland, T.I., Three 6 Mafia, and Pharrell Williams. 

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46 Comments

  • Bob Banda

    i gotta go with JT on this one, stop acting up jay, be humble

  • Nico 3

    Timberlake just thinks he's king shit now cause he was in The Social Network, and has two movies coming out. He shouldn't be so quick to dismiss this collabo just because it isn't happening on his time.

  • Anonymous

    LOL I thought the title says "Justin Bieber No Longer Interested In Working With Jay-Z" thats fucked up million times than this lol

  • JPipe

    i gotta rock with JT on this one. If you trying to pay somebody to do a track and they say no then fuck em. Like so many rappers say if you not making money with me them fuck you. JT using that same line. Now if he was asking for a free verse then that different but we know J aint doing no freebies

  • Jamel Jhuntdaprodigy Hunter

    JT & Jay-Z both make some of the dopest music in their respective genres. They could still collab as far as I'm concerned, but whatever I won't cry if it never happens. This is being misconstrued to made look like a beef which is childish but whatever

  • DV

    good for JT you dont need Jay-Z now if only T.I.'s dumb ass can stay out of trouble....

  • Anonymous

    jay-z is known for diva stunts like that

  • dj who?

    love jay-z but a kanye produced album not filled with soul samples?! Blueprint 3 SUCKED... i mean it was ok but for jay standards SUCKED... As for Justin, Jay acts to fuckin snobby... im so tired of that puto acting like his shit dont stink... great emcee, but with a punk bitch attitude....

  • Adam J-Boogie Amin

    good for you JT... and to be honest he doesnt need Jay to make a good cut and sell records. JT was trying to use Jay on FutureSex to have a greater impact of the hiphop and rap community. Jay would have only made the album better, but in no way is the LP a flop cause Jay wasnt on it. Both men are good business men and know what they need to do to sell. I'm not mad at JT here. "On to the next one".

  • jae

    yea beyonce use to mess with justin back in the day,they kissed or sumthing, an i think grumpy z is holding a grudge lol

    • kevin

      Ahahaha. That's so true. I heard that back in the day he used to 'hang out' with Janet (before the malfunction), Beyonce, Ciara, Cameron Diaz, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel besides Britney.

  • KGFORMAYOR

    yo JT...."CRY ME A RIVER" LMAO Oh no, Jay-z isnt gonna work with you in the future JT! Not like you're a world class artist that he has to work with fag. Hov could easily make calls and get John Legend, Usher, A.Keys, pretty much any R&B singer out there on a track with him, so I don't think hes gonna be losin any sleep

    • LOL @ these comments

      "Not like you're a world class artist that he has to work with fag." ^ typing just to type commentary

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  • Eff JayZ

    JayZ ain't all that important..he ain't have shit to do..u stans get off his balls!!! I agree with JT, screw that guy...

  • TNT

    Justin, you sound like a straight sucker just becuz Jay z couldnt do it when you want to do it sounds like you expect somebody to be available at your becking call, Jay is striving to be a billionaire & have alot on his plate & you cant understand that if he says, I got you on the next album, you act all sensitive, his work schedual probably was busy & you cant understand that. You a straight sucker.

  • wangdangpoodle

    there's more too this than what was said..that's sounds like sum bs to me. sounds more like he was butthurt jay didn't care about him before that album then after he blew up jayz interest might have been perked up a bit

  • Almar

    Jay-Z Is Too Busy for JT But He's Not Too busy to Record with Frank Ocean? C'MON MAN!!!

  • John Murray Hill

    Err ... you know this story is twisted to make it sound controversial and like a beef, right? To all the people who are like "Fuck Timberlake!" or "Fuck Jay-Z!" It's just a hit-whoring post.

    • HBrown

      i agree. i don't see anywhere in the JT's quote where he says he will not work with Jay. it sounds like JT explaining he tried to collaborate on his last album, but Jay couldn't. rappers and singers don't produce music at the same rate

  • HM

    Bout time somebody take a stand a say no to this copy cat or better yet clone. He's not feeling you, your wack. And why help you out or stand next to somebody that ran when they were comin down on Janet Jackson. He's a sucka and they were dating at one time I never have and never will listen to his crap. Jon B and Robin Thicke are some real singers hands down!

  • saint

    oh my fucking god, i don't think i can live anymore.... hhdx gtfoh

  • Anonymous

    The track he did with Kweli was actually pretty dope.

  • yo yo

    I respect justin for that. Dont be no sideline bitch for jay-z.

  • Anonymous

    someone call the WAAAAMMBULANCE

  • TonynSacha Brackins

    I hate artists...

  • alexillmatic82

    Haha. Jay-z's albums 'dime a dozen'?? I am NO fan of Jay but you cant argue with 11 straight number 1 albums. The only person that can diss him popwise is eminem

    • Azrael

      You misunderstood. He's saying unlike Jay, who drops albums like every other year, JT drops album every 4 or so years. So the track he thought would perfect for Jay to be on, would be rather stale/dated.

    • Anonymous

      I think Timberlake was talking about himself when he said his albums arn't a dime a dozen cuz he was prolly releasin somethin the same year and wanted to use it

  • Anonymous

    both are wack anyway

  • Nathan Harvey Malcolm

    funny

  • Anonymous

    Ego wars. They have mountains of money, they don't give a fuck about each other. JT talkin' about I don't do it like that, GTFOH.

  • Daniel

    Justin needs to get back to music. His acting is so wack and it's frustrating seeing someone SO talented at what they do (in his case dope dance and club songs) waste said talent trying to do something they're so clearly bad at (the acting).

  • Anonymous

    I'd have liked a Jay and Timberlake collab. Shame it ain't happening.

  • Dubz

    why post this? This is pointless and not interesting.

  • Sensaye252

    Boo-fucking-hoo. Like we care about the ego-wars between these pricks.

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