Coming off an insane performance at the VMA’s, Justin Timberlake has been making the rounds at radio to promote his new album. While at Shade45, Timberlake touched on possibly collaborating with Kanye Wets, despite their pseudo fued over West stating that he “didn’t fuck with Suit and Tie”.
“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].”
Justin went on to talk about Kanye’s response:
“[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.”
Justin also cleared the air about beefing:
“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.”
Check out the full interview below: