Fans of Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake’s popular “Suit & Tie” collab may have Beyonce to thank for the collaboration. During his appearance on BET’s 106 & Park earlier in the week, Justin revealed that the record came about thanks to a “mistake” made by the songstress.
Justin also shared that he has a number of songs recorded with Jay-Z and hopes eventually they’ll see the light of day.
“Well, ‘Suit & Tie’ really came about – I was with Tim and we were working on some stuff for Beyonce,” said Justin in a video posted on HipHop-n-More.com. “And she made the mistake of letting Jay and I have another room at the studio. So actually, I don’t wanna give too much away, but we’ve done a lot of songs together. Hopefully, those will find a way to see the light of day.”
On top of the pair’s The 20/20 Experience collab, Jay-Z and Justin will also embark on their “Legends Of The Summer” tour later in the year. While speaking on the tour, Justin didn’t hesitate in giving props to Jay-Z for actually implementing an idea that initially seemed like merely a thought.
“Then we just started talking about how much we share a lot of the same producers and what it would be like to do a couple of shows together. And originally it started off as just kind of a novelty type of idea and we were laughing about it,” the crooner explained. “And Jay being the entrepreneurial magician that he is, [it] seemed like the next week…It was like he had a whole list, ‘I have these stadiums we can do if you’re available.’ And I was like, ‘What?’ And then we just started talking about it and then we thought ‘why not?’”
The “Legends Of The Summer Tour” will kick off in Toronto, Ontario on July 17th and will make stops in about 10 other cities.