Justin Timberlake Hosts and Performs on ‘SNL’

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake pulled double duty, hosting and performing on “Saturday Night Live.” For his first performance of the evening, a tuxedo-clad J.T. performed “Suit & Tie” off his upcoming album The 20/20 Experience, due March 19. Following an introduction from himself, he turnt up 30 Rock with some help from his band, the Tennessee Kids.

He even threw in a dig at Kanye West, who dissed the Timbaland-produced song at his London show.

“My hit’s so sick got rappers acting dramatic,” sang J.T.

His “Legends of the Summer” tourmate Jay-Z joined him onstage to spit his verse, dressed in all black with a Roc-A-Fella chain around his neck.

Justin returned later in the program to perform “Mirrors.” Watch both performances along with the full episode below.

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

 

47 Comments

  1. 2bad2bme

    jay-z tell beyonce stop playing with us and give us that single please thank you hunty!

    [Reply]

    Speechless Reply:

    @2bad2bme, girl hush this aint about her. go listen to 4 or something.

    [Reply]

    WOWzer Reply:

    @Speechless, AMEN

    [Reply]

  2. Speechless

    His Kanye shade >>>

    [Reply]

  3. jena

    I never understood the appeal of this guy, his voice is average and his songs are ok plus he always needs a big stage and dancers around him to complete his show, suit & tie is just lame with horrible lyrics.

    [Reply]

    Jayson Reply:

    @jena, you can deny his musicality. He music is 10X better than the crap out today and I give him props for not trying to sound like everything on the radio today. His songs are ok? Obviuously you didnt listen to FSLS.

    [Reply]

    The Marvelous Mind of J-Tizzle! | “Lemme Rock Yo Body, Bitch.” Reply:

    @jena, That’s Ok. I’ll win you over. Just remember:

    As long as I got my suit & tie, people will forget that I copy Usher.

    [Reply]

  4. C94B

    So JT throws a dig at Yeezy and Jay-Z comes to perform later in the song ?! That’s vicious, cuz it could perfectly be interpreted as Jay-Z co-signing the mini-diss… It’s probably not the case, but we all know how much of a hot head ‘Ye is. I guess WTT2 is not for now ! Hahahaha

    [Reply]

    tone Reply:

    @C94B,
    After the Taylor Swift interruption, Jay-Z has accepted that he has to let Kanye lay in the beds he makes himself. Kanye ONLY goes at people who he knows won’t punch him in his mouth.

    [Reply]

  5. elizabeth crannage

    omg,justin timberlake is so fine-my whole family is bopping to suit and tie even now-I can’t get them to bed, I dressed mr michael jackson and you can tell that mr timberlake is going to tear the house down-he is so into the music and dance,perfection just like mr. michael.

    [Reply]

    The Marvelous Mind of J-Tizzle! | “Lemme Rock Yo Body, Bitch.” Reply:

    @elizabeth crannage, I take my influence more from Mr. Rogers than Mr. Micheal. But thanks elizabeth! #RollinInMrRogersHood

    [Reply]

  6. Rich

    That was a raw performance singing with emotion! Aint no doubt about it He killed SNL! Glad he responded to kanye and him and jay seem to have great chemistry they should do more songs together!

    [Reply]

    The Marvelous Mind of J-Tizzle! | “Lemme Rock Yo Body, Bitch.” Reply:

    @Rich, Thank You. I try my best. Remember to go pick up my new album. It will be on sale at the Compton swap meet later this month.

    [Reply]

    Rich Reply:

    @The Marvelous Mind of J-Tizzle! | “Lemme Rock Yo Body, Bitch.”, so you’re think you’re funny…as you’re usher lover!

    [Reply]

    The Marvelous Mind of J-Tizzle! | “Lemme Rock Yo Body, Bitch.” Reply:

    @Rich, Yea. Usher’s the homie. But I still feel horrible that Justin Bieber chose Usher over me. At least that kid is not as stupid as we think. Ha Ha!

    [Reply]

  7. Jlawls

    JT is overrated. Suddenly he’s returned to music and the press are all over hom like a eash. Kanye was right, Suit and Tie was awful. Mirrors is good though, sounds like it was recorded years ago.

    Don’t get me wrong JT was good in N Sync & his first twi albums had some good songs, but is he the second Jesus like hes being made out? No.

    Hes a good artist and the only thing thats his saving grace atm is the state of RnB with Usher, Ne-Yo etc moving into Pop.

    [Reply]

    ike moore Reply:

    @Jlawls,people are all over him cause he is talented, u no that thing that alot of “artists” dont have

    [Reply]

    Kana Reply:

    @ike moore, What talent? Impersonating James Brown & Prince doesn’t count. I’ll wait.

    [Reply]

    ike moore Reply:

    @Kana, id rather that than impersonating chris brown lol

    [Reply]

    Ursula Reply:

    @Jlawls, Finally someone sees the light.

    [Reply]

    Zach Reply:

    @Ursula, It’s hardly “the light.” It’s merely opinion, which is subjective you know. A darn near decade hiatus and now folks aren’t satisfied with what he releases though they can do no better themselves. “Suit & Tie” may be average, but “Mirrors” is superb. Considering his R&B/pop crossover fanbase, I highly doubt he’ll sell less than 300K in the first week. And then the doubters will be eating crow and jumping on the bandwagon as usual.

    [Reply]

  8. D. Kellz

    I can not wait until this album drops Justin Timberlake is a great artist and great performer. Continue to make good music and continue to stay true to your craft. There will always be fans and some that don’t like his music thats life. It does not make any a hater or what not we all have different taste. So JT keep making good music and I will continue to play suit & tie

    [Reply]

  9. Orie

    He tryna steal robin thicke style he overrated and he shoulda never said anything bout kanye cuz now ye gone tear him apart

    [Reply]

    Jayson Reply:

    @Orie oh please his songs are better than Robin Thicke

    [Reply]

    Kana Reply:

    @Jayson, Are you kidding? That was the funniest thing I’ve ever read.

    [Reply]

    Victoria Reply:

    @Kana, Robin Thicke is a decent artist but a great many of his songs are very forgettable. And he doesn’t have the backing that JT does, not that he deserves it.

    [Reply]

  10. Chloe Spade

    I was a JT fan back in the day, but his new material has left me underwhelmed.

    [Reply]

    The Marvelous Mind of J-Tizzle! | “Lemme Rock Yo Body, Bitch.” Reply:

    @Chloe Spade, Well don’t fret yo. Ya boi JT is blazin wit some hot s—t in the heezy mane. I’ll make you love me again, just like I pulled Janet’s breast out at the Superbowl. #NSYNCFORVER

    [Reply]

  11. Bri’s Cheese & Sleaze: JT throws a dig back at Kanye on SNL | SONiC

    [...] to Rap-Up.com, while performing his comeback single on SNL last night, JT changed the line: “Sh** so [...]

  12. JHP

    JT was excellent on SNL last night. Everytime someone has a great amount of success some hater wants to throw around the term “overrated”. If you think he can’t really sing lowkey look up his performance of “Hallejulah” for Hope For Haiti Now. And people saying he tries to act black are ignorant, if you see him in person he acts white as hell, I don’t see what’s the problem with him making soulful music, especially if it’s better and more soulful than the pop garbage Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, and Usher make nowadays

    [Reply]

  13. Tony

    @JHP i agree with everything you said except for the Ne-Yo part. even the pop songs he make tell a story. and ushers album had a lot of rnb but the singles were mostly pop so ppl get it confused.

    [Reply]

  14. saio

    c’mon JT if you hosts SNL again
    why you not do a new song with the lonely island?!?!?!?

    [Reply]

  15. KaramelKisses

    2 for 2 … i love both suit & tie and mirrors! amazing job last night but then again justin always turns it out on snl. the chemistry between between he & jay is great, i can’t wait for the legends of summer tour. i respect and like the fact that he is going against the grain of the europop crap that numerous artists (usher, chris brown, rihanna, kelly rowland, etc) have opted to sell out for and not sounding like anything on radio right now. i respect his respect of his artistry & the use of live instrumentation, again something that alot of these poptarts of today have little to no knowledge of. keep doing what you do justin & you’ll be even more successful. and to those of you saying that “don’t like him”, “he’s trying to sound like robin thicke”, “his music now is underwhelming” … i’m sorry he didn’t do what some of your faves do. you know add 2 to 3 tracks to futuresexlovesounds, re-release it calling it the re-up, reloaded or greatest hits. lazy artists re-release old sh*t, trailblazers look to the future & move forward!

    [Reply]

    MC_fan Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, Obviously you know nothing about music. Rihanna has always been a pop artist, she hasn’t sold out to anyone and if anything, her newest album is more r&b/hiphop oriented. Kelly is currently living on the r&b charts as we speak, even if she on features and what not. Usher’s “Climax” was one of the biggest r&b records of last year and “Suit&Tie” is no where near as good but radio continues to push it like its such a good song. I can’t speak on Chris Brown because I’ve never understood his music.

    As for jt, I can remember him being the posterboy for manufactured pop with no instrumentation in N-SYNC that was quite awful until pharrell and timbaland showed up & lended their support to his solo career. Unfortunately, the new jt song does have a Robin thicke vibe that is undeniable. Jay Z is just trying to stay relevant any which way he can even if its going on tour with someone completely unrelated to his core audience. I dont even know how you can make such claims about Jt when he’s spent the last few years not developing his artistry at all but has been primarily in the film scene. He hasn’t even been on any features. Anyway, he needs too much help from producers and other artists which really doesn’t help his case.

    [Reply]

    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @MC_fan, i know nothing about music? you don’t know me so you don’t know what i know. i listen to a wide range of music from jt to jay z to bon iver to the lumineers to sigur ross to marvin sapp. i’m sure you’ll have to go and google some of the aforementioned artists since you seem to live only in a r&b, hip hop bubble. the fact that you consider rihanna “an artist” of any caliber instantly disqualifies you from ANY and ALL debates! #goodnight

    [Reply]

    MC_fan Reply:

    @KaramelKisses,

    Too many valid points, huh? So I guess ignoring the facts and deflecting attention is more of your speed. Most of those artists you just named are fairly new (came out within the last 10 years or so) so it tells a lot about YOUR age, if anything. the fact of the matter is that you keep namedropping but can’t seem to address Jt and his lack of independence when it comes to his music career. Continuing to list artists that have nothing to do with Jt is absolutely irrelevant.. and in reference to rihanna who is a far bigger artist than Jt btw & has accomplished more in a shorter period of time,… YOU brought her name up in your list of those who’ve ‘sold out.’ Clearly that was a lie and needed to be corrected along with the other artists you spoke untrue about.

    [Reply]

    Rich Reply:

    @MC_fan, don’t make me laugh Rihanna is bigger than JT! Can Rihanna sell stadiums I don’t think so! You’re forgetting JT only released 3 albums in 11 years as he writes he’s own music! Not like Rihanna which every year has whole team of writers and producers writing for her! Justin sticks to couple producers like most artists do such as mj did with quency jones. Eminem and dr dre. Drake and 40. Chili peppers and Rick rubin. JT only puts out album every 5 years cause he cares about his work and wants it to be the best like MJ did and David Bowie. Not like usher, Rihanna and even neyo now who put out wave after wave of music that lackluster with just few hit songs and just album fillers. Yes it sounds similar to robin thicke the new single but robin thicke did try to copy JT with his album sexy therapy with an electro sexy sound and that was after future sex love sounds. FSLS sold more records than the whole of Rihanna career so far and had bigger world tour!

    [Reply]

    MC_fan Reply:

    @Rich, Why do ya’ll insist on deflecting? This has nothing to do with rihanna, usher, neyo or anyone else for that matter.Stop trying to tear down what other artists have established to make a case for Jt. MJ and David Bowie compared to Jt, I can’t. Jt needs a lot, a whole lot of help to produce a hit so don’t go there. The history of N-Sync and his 1st and 2nd solo albums can attest to that. How do you know why Jt waits 5 years to put out an album? ’cause he cares’… Sure, great evidence you have for that one. Just to correct you on your last statement, Rihanna has sold over 26 million albums worldwide and counting while FSLS has sold 10 million, and lets not talk about how much her tours have grossed and her #1s… she’s made history entirely as a solo artist, not an ex-band member… it’s your best bet to stick to Jt.

  16. sassy

    Jt is talented but it gets to me the way people are acting like he”s the saviour of R&B.What people arent mentioning is the fact that justin has yet to do a project without the help of timbo or neptunes,whereas artists like miguel bruno and robin are writing and producing majority of their own shit.And Btw that live band that Jt is doing,both Bruno and Robin been doing that

    [Reply]

    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @sassy, no one is acting like he is saving anything. fact is bruno mars, miguel & robin are NOT mainstream artists. justin timberlake is mainstream, he’s able to get played on certain radio stations that the other guys can’t based on his name alone. so the fact that his current sound is a’la their sound will open up some minds that aren’t curious enough to seek out a different style of music. as for him working w/ tim & the neptunes, you work w/ who you have chemistry w/. and honey justin has been writing & producing since the days of nsync, he penned gone for the group. not to mention that he’s written & produced for madonna (4 minutes), rihanna (rehab) & he’s working on bey’s new album. and btw, robin & bruno weren’t working w/ live bands until recently. #nicetrythough

    [Reply]

  17. God

    Kanye’s right though. It’s weird too, because the production and singing along with Jay-Z gives the impression that it should be a hit, but it just feels creatively empty and “off”.

    Still his album may be great.

    [Reply]

  18. Jay

    That was such a great show!!! JT was hilarious as usual! I can’t get enough of Suit & Tie and Mirrors is my new jam too!!!! Jay Z murders that verse…makes me wish I could rap. Ha! And I totally forgot that JT was from Tennessee. I love Tennessee. I’m so pumped that he’s back at it again. I’m buying the new album fasho!!!! :)

    [Reply]

  19. MIGUEL TO PERFORM ON ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ The BakaBoyz

    [...] Timberlake wowed with his performance on “SNL” and now another crooner is headed to 30 Rock. Miguel will perform for the first [...]

  20. happy

    I like JT! He is cool and talented. You can’t take nothing from the dude. Great actor on SNL. Keep working JT. You are the man! Funny too!

    [Reply]

  21. vps

    Hello! I really love this blog. Tell me please – from where do you have information for ths blog?

    [Reply]

  22. Justin Timberlake: SNL Video March 9, 2013 Live Performance 'Suit & Tie' ft. Jay-Z, 'Mirrors' | Shallow Nation

    [...] Rap-Up.com, Mr World [...]

  23. Anhayla Covering Justin Timberlake's Suit And Tie (Video)

    [...] Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z Perform ‘Suit & Tie’ on ‘SNL’ [Video] [...]

Leave a Reply