Justin Timberlake Says His Lizzo Collaboration Is 'Flames'

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Justin Timberlake performs at 'A Concert for Charlottesville,' at University of Virginia's Scott Stadium on Sept. 24, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. 

Justin Timberlake sent the Internet into a frenzy back in August after he uploaded a video in the studio jamming with Lizzo on a assumed potential collaboration. 

In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the crooner chatted about how the link-up came to be. "To be honest, I just called my publishers and I said, ‘You know, I just want to work with young, fresh people and I want to collaborate more,'" he explained.

"I’ve been songwriting and producing for so long, I want to experience that energy and I want to work with people that I think are truly amazing," he continued, before adding that he also worked with SZA and Meek Mill. "I’m having these experiences that are fueling me in such a different way and, again, I think it was really birthed out of feeling like, ‘What can I do right now to just be a part of my community and integrate?’"

As for the "Truth Hurts" rapper in particular, Timberlake recalled meeting her at the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony. "I was like, ‘I’m such a fan if you ever want to write,’ and she thought I was lying. And we got in and we got a couple of ideas—I don’t know when they’re gonna come out but they’re pretty good."

And though he wouldn't give much info on the duo's new tunes, he revealed that "it’s flames, it’s so good."

Watch the interview below.

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