March 10, 2013


Justin Timberlake Strikes Back at Kanye West on 'SNL'

Kevin Mazur
Kevin Mazur

Fifth time Saturday Night Live host (and musical guest) Justin Timberlake joined an exclusive five-timers club, and with the help of Jay-Z took a swipe at JT's only hater: Kanye West.

While a slew of past SNL cast members pitched in to make last night a memorable evening for the always dapper JT, it wasn't until he hit the stage to perform "Suit & Tie" with Jay-Z that things got really interesting.

Two weeks ago, Ye had launched into an onstage rant in which he insulted the Jay-Z and JT collaboration and said: "I got love for Hov, but I ain't f-cking with that Suit & Tie." 

On Saturday Night Live, JT took the high road, sort of. Instead of singing the second verse of "Suit & Tie" which goes: "And aw, sh-t so sick, got a hit and picked up a habit," JT instead switched the lyrics to: "My hit's so sick, got rappers acting dramatic."

Who else but Timberlake could sing a swipe at Ye and sound so smooth? (Check out the performances below.)

We got to give it up to the former 'NSYNC member who hilariously paid homage to the old and new as he reprised fan-favorite SNL characters like his Omletteville (now Veganville) dancing/singing street ad guy. He also teamed up with several SNL alumni like Andy Samberg, Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd and resurrected Dick in the Box dudes and the Wild and Crazy Guys on a dating show skit.

Well played JT, well played.

Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z  - "Suit & Tie"

The Three Amigos introduce Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"