Justin Timberlake says he’s got nothing but “love” for alleged new rival Kanye West. Timberlake downplayed the media hype over his West-targeted performance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, when he changed a lyric to the song “Suit & Tie” from “Aww, s— so sick, got a hit and picked up a habit” to “my hit’s so sick, got rappers acting dramatic.”
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He was apparently referring to West’s remarks during a February concert in London, where the rapper declared: “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f—ing with that ‘Suit & Tie.'”
Hov, aka Jay-Z, collaborated with Timberlake on the single; the two embark on tour together this summer.
On Monday’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Timberlake stated: “For the record, I absolutely love Kanye. So there’s that.”
He also cautioned: “You know, really, everyone: keep calm. Keep calm.”
Timberlake, who hosted SNL for the fifth time in a star-studded episode featuring other five-timers including Steve Martin and Tom Hanks, has just released his latest album, The 20/20 Experience, his first in six years.