"For the record, I absolutely love Kanye."
Our repeated prayers for the ultimate deathmatch between Justin Timberlake and Kanye West will remain unanswered. On Monday night, Justin smoothed things out during an interview on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
Over the weekend, Justin Timberlake altered the lyrics to "Suit and Tie" during his performance on Saturday Night Live. In what seemed to be a swipe at Kanye — who ranted in London last month that he "ain't f--king with that 'Suit & Tie'" — Justin sang, "My hits so sick/Got rappers acting dramatic," instead of the expected "S--t so sick/Got a hit and picked up a habit."
But two days later, on Fallon, he was denying the change even occurred. "I don’t remember that," he said slyly. He later only admitted, "Lyrics change."
He did eventually attempt to squash any rumors of beef with Kanye. "Everyone, keep calm. For the record, I absolutely love Kanye," Timberlake said, refusing to speak on it further.
JT closed out the show with a performance of "Pusher Love Girl," backed by his band and several dancers.
Your move, Yeezy.
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