News: Justin Timberlake Addresses Kanye West's 'Suit & Tie' Comment: "Everyone, Keep Calm" [Video]
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 9:46AM
Days after Justin Timberlake reportedly responded to Kanye West referencing his "Suit & Tie" hit during a concert rant, the singer has fully addressed his feelings toward Yeezy.
Asked about changing up the lyrics to quietly respond to West during a "Saturday Night Live" performance over the weekend, JT downplayed the accusations and said he is all for the rapper.
Timberlake addressed the lyric swap on Monday's "Late Night" with Jimmy Fallon. In the video shown above, Fallon asks Timberlake, "For 'Saturday Night Live,' it felt like to me you changed one of the lyrics in 'Suit & Tie.'" "Did it seem that way?" Timberlake asked, feigning disbelief. "I don't remember that... Did I change a line? It is live. You know, really, everyone, keep calm." To which Fallon responded, "Keep calm, and Kanye on." Fallon's mention of Kanye prompted Timberlake to address the rapper, telling the audience, "Let me just, for the record... I absolutely love Kanye. So there's that. We love Kanye, right?" (Huffington Post)
Timberlake's snap toward "dramatic rappers" sparked widespread speculation last weekend.
We've seen Justin TImberlake perform his comeback single "Suit & Tie" with Jay-Z during Super Bowl weekend, at the Grammys, and tonight, they teamed up to perform it on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live. But in this performance, it sounds like Justin took the opportunity to respond to Kanye West's "Suit & Tie" on-stage diss, changing his original song lyric, "Sh*t so sick/Got a hit and picked up a habit," to, "My hits so sick/Got rappers acting dramatic." Pretty slick comeback, JT. (Complex)
The live performance had some bloggers wondering if Ye would take the time to lash back.
However, it seems as though Justin Timberlake has now responded to that diss, in the slickest way possible. Much like Taylor Swift humiliating ex-boyfriend Harry Styles by imitating his British accent while performing on stage, JT threw in his reply through his song lyrics. When performing 'Suit & Tie' last night, Justin changed his original lyrics, "Sh*t so sick/Got a hit and picked up a habit" to "My hits so sick/Got rappers acting dramatic." Justin's no stranger to controversy, of course, but this seems to have been the easiest way to respond to Kanye's diss without making a bigger issue out of it. Will Kanye respond to this? Knowing him, it's very likely he does respond, but it won't be in the way JT has, but rather in a public speech surrounded by cameras. (Fans Share)
In a corporate-based rant last month, Yeezy used Justin and longtime friend Jay-Z's "Suit & Tie" to get a point across.
"Creativity fuels everything. I hate business people. People get on the phone with me and talk to me, you know, like, 'What kind of business can it do, though? What type of business are you doing? What's the numbers? How many did you sell? What's the radio spins? How much shampoo do you sell with your face on it and sh*t?' Remind, remind me again why we in this sh*t. Remind me again why we in this sh*t. Make it even more mellow, maybe even just the chorus -- remind me again why the Grammys can suck my d*ck, remind me again who's the original super fly/And I got love for Hov but I ain't f*ckin' with that 'Suit & Tie'/Remind me again, remind me again why we in this sh*t/Remind me again, remind me again why we in this sh*t..." (YouTube)
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