The suits at J Records/ RCA are apparently not too happy with Jamie Foxx‘s upcoming album, so they’ve called in music super hero Justin Timberlake for help. The Oscar-winning actor/singer’s latest musical venture has been delayed until July because the label wasn’t down with the early material and invited Timberlake on board to work his magic.
Page Six reports, “There were some issues with Jamie’s album. Bosses at the label were not happy with the initial tracks, so Justin was asked to help co-write and perform on more songs. They added, “Timberlake has collaborated on at least three tracks — including the first release, titled ‘Winner,’ which is now getting a good reaction on radio play.”
Of Timberlake’s S.W.A.T move, they said, “There was some worry that upping Justin’s input would upset Jamie’s famous ego, but so far it has gone well. But he was a little upset the label chiefs were insisting on changing his material to ensure there were more hits.” ”
A rep for J Records said, “Jamie started working on this album last November, and Justin was involved from the start. Jamie and Justin have completed three tracks. The album has been delayed to July 20, but everyone is happy with the material.”
Timberlake’s peeps confirmed the collaboration: “Justin’s production company, The Y’s, is working on tracks for Jamie’s upcoming album, and Justin is also featured on the current single.”