Justin Timberlake Says Jay-Z Blew Him Off

JT doesn't sound interested in working with Hov anymore.

Posted: 06/17/2011 02:23 PM EDT
Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

Icons of modern music Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z have never recorded a song together, but that's not for lack of trying. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Justin recalls reaching out to the Big Homie while he was recording his 2006 album, FutureSex/LoveSounds. Apparently, Jay was too busy.

"Jay-Z has put out 11 albums, and I was talking about doing a collaboration with him, and he said, 'I can't do it right now, but I'll get you on the next album.' I was like, 'No, man, I don't work like that,'” he says. “This sounded good to me, for you and me to do together, and if it doesn't work, then I totally get it, but I won't be putting an album out next year; these aren't a dime a dozen to me.'"

Timberlake has famously opted not to release new music in the five years since FutureSex. With Hov's snub still fresh on his mind, chances of the two working together in the near future don't look so good.

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