Justin Timberlake Talks *NSYNC Reunion, One Direction, & Jay Z with ‘The Breakfast Club’

Charlamagne Tha God, Justin Timberlake, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy

“The Breakfast Club” welcomed one of their biggest guests when Justin Timberlake stopped by the show this week. Straight off his VMA performance, the Video Vanguard recipient spoke about reuniting with *NSYNC at the VMAs, his new album The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, his bond with Timbaland, and how he avoided the pitfalls of being a child star. Plus, find out which hit record of his Jay Z passed on.

On the *NSYNC reunion: “It was kinda like old times, but we were moving a lot slower.”

On One Direction: “I have not seen them on stage, but I’d be willing to say that we’re better than them. But I don’t feel like I’m laying down any gauntlet. … I’ve seen them a couple times and I like those guys. It’s interesting to see this whole wave of that come back around.”

On working with Jay Z: “I wanted to do a record with him on FutureSex/LoveSounds and he at that time had done ['Deja Vu'] with Beyoncé. He was working on his own record as well so he didn’t want to do too many things. But the record was ‘My Love.’ It ended up being an interesting blessing in disguise ’cause I think Tip’s verse was phenomenal.”

On The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2: “I don’t look at this as a second album. I look at this as the second half of a double album. … This half is probably like the older, more experienced sister.”

On how he stays grounded: “I guess my mother… Growing up in the South, you’re taught that you’re just as much like the guy who lives next door to you as you are an individual, so you get a sense of community. You’re kinda taught that you are just like your neighbor. I got lucky ’cause I got great parents.”

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8 Comments

  1. Truth

    Damn Justin was studdering crazy. He must be really tired looks like he hasnt gotten good sleep for ages.

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  2. NICK

    Why wasn’t the visuals to this recorded? Did Justin pull a Beyonce move and NOT allow the show/interview to be filmed?!

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  3. you know

    Y’all know why the Breakfast Club and Angie Martinez interviews weren’t taped right…?

    If you need a clue, look at JT’s eyes in Timbaland’s “give it 2 me” video… Wouldn’t be suprised if JT “smelled like Snoop” and his label / management didnt want cameras that close with irie trill vibes. nahmean

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  4. The Killer Truth

    Something very unusual is going on. Why werent they allowed to film Justin Timberlake during the Hot 97 or the Breakfast Club interview? I have a feeling that it wasnt JT’s decision whether he wanted to be filmed or not but his handlers. Because if u listen at 6:27 u hear someone in the backround say “Lets close out”. I bet JT would have loved to be filmed but theres a line that had to be drawn because JT just isnt any artist but one of the biggest artists of this time and hes being watched under a microscope. i dont want to go into too much detail but the people that come on this site that have an ounce of a brain and can use there common sense should know what im talking about

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  5. REAL TRUTH

    JT is my n***a but he’s still mad EMINEM banged Britney when they were together. He needs to move on and make a track with Em

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  7. angela

    Eminem was never with Britney, lmao.

    So much ass kissing in these interviews. I remember back when DJs used to at least tease him a little. Nothing but worship now.

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  8. Will

    Justin Timberlake is literally the best popstar since Michael Jackson. Before you reply and say i’m wrong and ‘How can you say that?’…. (If you haven’t obviously) Watch the VMA performance and say i’m wrong. Literally the biggest artists in the crowd went crazy for it and like you never see for from a typical reaction of an award performance! Can’t wait for 20/20 Part 2!

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