–by Meghan O’Keefe (@megsokay)
Justin Timberlake was host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night and was surrounded by high-profile friends like Andy Samberg and the man himself, Jay-Z. But did JT also create an enemy by using his “Suit & Tie” performance to shut down Kanye West?
A few weeks ago, West was caught ranting about a number of things on stage in London, including Jay-Z’s collaboration with Timberlake on “Suit and Tie”. Saying, “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f*uckin’ with that ‘Suit & Tie.’”
In a weird twist, Justin seems to have taken notes from Kanye himself and responded to rumors by switching up the lyrics of one his songs in a live SNL performance. JT switched the lines “Sh*t so sick/Got a hit and picked up a habit,” to, “My hits so sick/Got rappers acting dramatic.” Which would be a great burn, but I think Kanye would act dramatically anyway.
If Jay-Z minded the shot at his friend and collaborator, it didn’t show. Hov joined Timberlake on stage for “Suit & Tie” and seemed to be having a great time:
Later in the show, Timberlake sang his new pop ballad, “Mirrors”, a song widely thought to refer to his once on-again-off-again romance with current wife Jessica Biel:
Whether or not Justin meant to insult Kanye doesn’t really matter. The only thing that matter is if Kanye feels slighted by the dig–and if so, how will Kanye respond?
[Image credit: NBC]