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Earlier this year, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West took a couple of minor swipes at each other. Onstage at one of his shows, Kanye had told the crowd, “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t fuckin’ with that ’Suit & Tie.’” Timberlake guested on SNL soon after, and he tweaked the lyrics to “Suit & Tie” to shoot back at Kanye: “My hit so sick, got rappers acting dramatic.” Within days, though, Timberlake was calling Kanye a “genius” on Fallon, which probably explains why things didn’t erupt into a gore-soaked brawl when both guys were in the same room at the VMAs this past weekend.

Indeed, Timberlake tells MTV that the two artists are now cool with each other: “It doesn’t matter. It was one of them things where I love it, in a way, because at the end of the day it’s just music. I love the record, I love ’Suit & 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 that big a deal.” He also said they might make music together someday. So as much as I love the idea of a bitter full-scale Timberlake/West feud, I’d take that, too.

And in other Timberlake news, NJ.com reports that Timberlake spent last night at the legendary and recently-shuttered Hoboken indie club Maxwell’s, where he filmed a commercial for Target. Thousands of fans clogged the streets outside Maxwell’s, and 150 got into the taping. This seems like a pretty lame way for Maxwell’s to go out, especially after all the closing-ceremony stuff, but this is the way of the world now. Read some amusing tweets about the event from Maxwell’s de facto house band Yo La Tengo below.

Comments (6)
  1. OH GOD, please let there be a Kanye West produced JT album. Might die from sheer happiness.

    • Agree. However with Kanye I agree that Suit & Tie was kind of lame. Down with Mirrors though.

      • Disagree, I thought both singles were excellent, and I happen to think Mirrors is one of the best songs JT has ever done. It’s a shame Don’t Hold The Wall didn’t get to be a single though.

  2. Reading that kanye quote again, I wonder if he was just saying that he doesn’t fuck with that suit and tie in the sense of corporate america etc. as wasn’t he on an anti corporate rant that particular rant-night?

    So many rants – who can remember/care

  3. Talk about pissing on the grave of Maxwell’s huh?

  4. Seems like beef “squashing” is a lost art these days

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