Following his outstanding performance and acceptance speech at the 2013 VMAs, Justin Timberlake breezed through a round of press interviews in NYC this week. We've got a roundup of quotables about Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, working with Jay Z and Drake and what you can expect from part two of The 20/20 Experience. Check out the highlights inside.....
Every entertainment media outlet in New York City was clamoring for a piece of Justin Timberlake this week, but htere's only a few things we really care about. And we gathered all that up for ya.
Following his hot performance at the VMAs, he stopped by Sway's Shade 45 show where he dished on Kanye's disdain for "Suit & Tie", what he thought about Miley Cyrus's twerking and what we can expect from the next installment of The 20/20 Experience.
On Kanye West's critique of "Suit & Tie":
“At the end of the day, it’s just music. I love Suit and Tie, it reminds me of the music I grew up listening to. I respect his opinion because I think he’s a genius… but I don’t share that opinion. It’s just not a big deal deal… to do it at SNL too… it’s not that big a deal. I don’t know that he fully understands what I can do, and that’s ok… as a matter of fact, Jay said the same thing."
On what fans can expect from The 20/20 Experience Part II (featuring Jay Z and Drake):
“The first half was the freshman love, so you wanna go to her house and impress her parents. Then you realize she has an older sister, that’s a senior, dark hair and tattoos and she’ll give you that look, ‘I’ll turn you out.’ That’s the second half. Sonically, it sounds darker.”
On why he co-signs Miley's performance:
“She’s doing what 20 year old girls do. The difference is she’s got a microphone, she’s on stage at the VMAs… Take it easy on her, she’s 20 years old, she’s a young adult and she can do that.
Justin also chatted with HOT 97's Angie Martinez.....
On recording "Cabaret" (a stripper's anthem) with Drake:
Drake and I have been trying to get at each other about doing a record, and I think we'll probably do more as time goes on as well. He killed it."
Listen to Angie's full interview here.
He also talked to The Breakfast Club.....
Before TBC kicked off their Justin Timberlake interview, Angela Yee remarked that Justin was their "biggest" guest to date. But now that The Breakfast Club just went nationally syndicated, they'll likely be copping some even bigger folks in the future. Congrats to Angela Yee, DJ Envy and Charlamagne! Here are the highlights from their chat with JT:
On touring with Jay Z:
Going on tour this summer with Jay was incredible. For him to give me creative license to put the show together, meant a lot. It's the best show I've ever been a part of.
(He also explained that Jay Z was the original pick for the feature on "My Love" but because Jay had already done Beyonce's "Deja Vu", he didn't want to be over exposed).
On working with Timbaland and Pharrell and staying relevant:
I think it's working with the same people and the consistency. That's what I have with Tim and Pharrell. I've always kept the same folks around me. I think consistency in your acutal process....just with the people you keep around you.
On missing the child star curse:
I guess my folks. My mother really. Growing up in the south, you're taught that you're just as much like the guy next door to you as an individual. You get a sense of community. When I was 10-years-old, my mother said to me, 'You have a really special gift. But that doesn't make you special in other areas of life. You still have to work at being a good person. Your gift comes with an actual curse. You have to offset that with normalcy.' I was 10 years old when I got my first job. That's not normal. So...anybody's gonna get messed up in the head having that. I got lucky cause I have great parents.
Listen to the full TBC interview here.
Photos via Charlamagne's Instagram