Justin Timberlake denies dissing Kanye West during SNL performance

'Suit & Tie' singer insists changed line in song was not aimed at the rapper

Justin Timberlake denies dissing Kanye West during SNL performance

Photo: PA

Justin Timberlake has denied dissing Kanye West during a performance of 'Suit & Tie' on US TV show Saturday Night Live.

It was widely reported that Timberlake changed a line in the song from "shit so sick, got a hit and picked up a habit" to "my hit's so sick, got rappers acting dramatic" in order to take a swipe at Kanye West, who criticised the singer's comeback song during an onstage rant in London last month.

However, Timberlake has now played innocent to the diss and told US talk show host Jimmy Fallon that he has no knowledge whatsoever of changing the lyrics in the song. "Did I change lyrics? I don't remember," he smiled. "You know, really, everyone, keep calm. Let me just, for the record...I absolutely love Kanye. So there's that. We love Kanye, right?"

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Justin Timberlake and his 'Suit & Tie' collaborator, Jay-Z, will co-headline the third and final date of this year's Wireless Festival in London.

Both acts will headline individual dates prior to the joint show, with Justin Timberlake headlining the festival on Friday July 12, and Jay-Z closing the Saturday (July 13). However, the pair will come together for a special preview of their US tour, titled Legends of the Summer, on Sunday July 14. They will be joined by an impressive line-up of hip-hop acts on that date including A$AP Rocky, Nas and A Tribe Called Quest's first UK show in 20 years.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith cover The Rolling Stones - watch
Foo Fighters announce January 2015 live dates
Johnny Flynn stars in new trailer for Channel 4 sitcom 'Scrotal Recall' - watch
Bishop Nehru and Doom preview NehruvianDOOM album with new track 'Caskets' – listen
Matt Bellamy hints at World War 3 theme and guitar solos for new Muse album
SBTRKT previews new album 'Wonder Where We Land' at iTunes Festival in London
Iceage reveal new song 'How Many' - listen
Trent Reznor previews 'Gone Girl' soundtrack ahead of cinema release
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver form Pop All Star Band supergroup
Lil Wayne and Drake hit the road in 'Grindin' video - watch
SBTRKT streams new song 'The Light' featuring Denai Moore - listen
George Ezra covers Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' - watch
Foo Fighters pay tribute to late Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus at crowdfunded gig
James Blake unveils new song on BBC Radio 1 show
David Bowie to release new album 'soon', says producer Tony Visconti
Six Iranians sentenced to prison and lashings for dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy' in...
All We Are announce January 2015 release date for debut album – hear first song now
Yorkshire artists cover Gang Of Four's 'Entertainment!' in special Cassette Store...
Guildford venue The Boileroom saved from closure
Richard Hawley to reissue first three albums on vinyl
Johnny Marr reveals new single 'The Trap'
Flying Lotus reveals new song 'Coronus, The Terminator' – listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today