Justin Timberlake Takes on Kanye West. Changes “Suit & Tie Lyrics” to Fire Shots back. [video]
We all know that Justin is one of the best SNL guests. He typically leaves the show with sound bites and video clips that last for years, serving as both musical guest and host.
In typical JT fashion he started off the show with one sound bite that is sure to get some attention, and it was aimed at MTV’s number 7 hottest rapper, Kanye West.
Kanye who is used to being a bully and not having people respond to his antics, will certainly not be happy.
Timberlake opened the show with Suit and Tie. A song that Kanye criticized during a show in London 2 weeks ago. I believe Ye said,
“I got love for Hov . . . I ain’t f*cking with that Suit and tie Shit
He seemed to be a little jaded by whole Jay-Z –Timberlake combo and related tour. Justin took his opportunity on national television to respond. He one upped Kanye, not because he was on national television but because he did it cleverly…by altering the lyrics of the very song that Kanye was talking about.
Without any indication that he had something up his sleeve, JT transitioned into his second verse of Suit and Tie, but the lyrics were changed:
And aw, sh*t so sick, got a hit and picked up a habit,”
“My hit’s so sick, got rappers acting dramatic.”
Well played Justin, Well Played.
Kanye on the other hand….doesn’t seem to be amused.