Justin Timberlake: Oh no you di'n't!

Dear Justin Timberlake,

Hey, I know it’s been a while since our last correspondence, and I’m sorry for that. I really did mean to write sooner and congratulate you for heeding my advice about ditching the mankerchief, but it’s been crazy busy around PopWatch HQ, and now here I am writing you yet another chastising letter. But don’t take this the wrong way. I’m not trying to hate. I’m just trying to make sure that in a year’s time you’re not reduced to making guest appearances on House of Carters or bugging the crap out of Lance and Reichen to see if they can get you in as a plus-one at all the Sundance parties they’re attending.

Anyway, I’m sure you can guess this is about "Give It to Me," the new song collection of discordant sounds (playing here at Idolator) that you recorded with Timbaland and Nelly Frittata — the one where your verse reportedly serves as a dis track to mock both Janet Jackson and Prince. First of all, didn’t you get in enough trouble for hating on Taylor Hicks, who isn’t even pop royalty (yet)? (And he can too carry a tune in a bucket.) Second, hasn’t the statute of limitations run out on the whole Nipplegate blame-game thing? Third, you’re seriously making public sport out of Miss Jackson’s lack of recent chart success? Have you forgotten some of N Stink’s lesser moments, like, oh, "Pop" (this clip reel is PRICELESS) and "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"?

And finally, if the line "don’t hate on me just because you didn’tcome up with it" is a crack on Prince’s recent comments about"SexyBack," do I need to remind you that your entire new CD owes awhopping debt of gratitude to The Purple One himself? As our pals at Beauty N The Beat point out,it’s rich to see "the same punk who cried like a toddler on MTV’sPunk’d" go on to "take shots at two (legendary) artists who aren’t atthe peak of their careers."

You have the nerve to sing that your "run will never be over"? You better speed-dial Joey Fatone, beyotch.

You’ve been warned,


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  • snee

    YEAH, BEYOTCH! what he said.

  • Ep Sato

    Sle, I love ya for dissin’ on JT as I am no fan, but it’s much more fun to hate on Fedex, wanna be rapper and now wanna be porn star.
    Why would anyone want to dis either Prince or Janet Jackson? Is JT just upset because neither of them would cameo on his 80’s funk tribute album?

  • Ed

    Michael, I think it’s open field for Janet Jackson, her album officially sucks!
    Last weekend at the local gay club, the DJ announced that Janet will be playing a free concert 12/24 in Beverly Hills. This is a gay club in a little town about 60 miles outside of BH’s. This means that Janet is officially desperate to have SOMEONE ANYONE buy her album.
    So Justin can diss her all he wants, we’re tired of the nipples coming out, it doesn’t work anymore.

  • mark in nyc

    Justin ain’t nothing but a punk. Big set of cojones dissing Prince….someone with actual musical ability instead of just prancing on stage to a cd playing in the background

  • Rosie

    Prince and Janet Jackson both deserve any diss they get. However, it’s just a song, he doesn’t mention them by name, so even JJ and Prince fans shouldn’t care. JT is the hottest singer ever. Joey Fatone? Slezak, Puhleeze.

  • Martha

    I’m with you, Slezak. It’s rich hearing JT mouth off to Prince, who could come up with something oodles better (and sexier) than “SexyBack” in his sleep. We’ll see who’s still around in 10 years.
    And congrats to Timbaland for managing to make the talented Nelly Furtado sound uninteresting…and out of tune.

  • janine

    Dear JT, You’re perilously close to getting your ghetto pass revoked.

  • Jennifer

    Hey Ep,
    Fedex as a wannabe porn star? I’ve heard people mentioning that but I thought it was a joke. Please tell me that’s not for real.

  • Christian

    Justin needs to stop thinking so highly of himself, as everyone knows that everything he ever learned about dancing/performing he swiped from Michael & Janet Jackson. Where I come from they call that “nerve”.
    Prince gave birth to sexy…. and if he wanted to he’d really bring it back & expose Justin as the poser wanna-be he’s turned into.
    Janet really does need to put her ti**ies away & remember that she was a musician before she was a sex symbol, though. But I agree…. at least she’s got a legacy.
    Maybe JT puts the kerchief over his face when he robs others of their style. So. Infantile.

  • Thad

    TIGHT! If you can’t take it, don’t dish it out. Why is he the bad guy for pushing a response. Go head JT

  • jaime

    that’s dumb. JT’s ego is ridiculous. he and Kanye West belong together.

  • Josh

    I just dislike the song. I heard it for the first time last night on the radio and after listening long enough to get a feel, I had to change the dial.
    Falsetto all the time does not sound good to me though, and sounds the furthest thing from sexy I’ve ever heard.

  • junior

    It seems like every time I look up, the Timberfake is at it again. I don’t even want to know what he said because, like Madonna says, “I’ve heard it all before.” I wish he would just stick to making “music” that I don’t listen to, movies that go straight to video (“Edison Force”), and dating that Mystic Tanned-meer kat who I used to have respect for. However, Timbaland and Nelly Furtado, shame on you!

  • Dinae

    Dump Ms. Diaz and reunite with Britney. Then you can both make bad music in oblivian together.

  • B

    Slezak, how could you hate on “Pop,” the best song they ever did?

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