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.