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Justin Timberlake: It's All In The Details

Justin Timberlake: It's All In The Details

Justin Timberlake is the cover boy for the April 2007 issue of Details Magazine. Here are some of the highlights from Justin‘s interview with Details:

  • On the tabloids: “I despise what they do. They create soap operas out of people’s lives. [Cameron and I] had our thing, and it’s over. They edit that stuff like MTV edits reality shows. It’s a spin game, and I choose not to take part in it.”
  • On being considered the New King of Pop: “I tried so hard to be an R&B artist [with first solo album Justified] and it was the pop album of the year, and I was like, ‘F***. That’s the last thing I wanted but I was like, ‘So everyone considers me a pop artist? Well, fuck it. I’m going to do whatever I want to do.”
  • On surviving the boy-band apocalypse and becoming a man: “I could give you a bunch of analogies about why I’m still around that would sound like hippie self-help bullshit. ‘I saw an opportunity and I took it?’ Fuck you. Sure, there’s a lot of luck involved. But on some level I have to believe in my ability. And I’m not apologizing to anyone. I worked fucking hard to get here.”

  • On being used by the Grammys for ratings: “I’m the nice guy who follows through on the things he commits to. But I don’t know if I’ll be going through that sort of thing again. I feel like the Grammys used me for ratings. And look at it-they were up 18 percent.”

This Justin Timberlake-centric issue hits newsstands in NY/LA today, March 20 and nationwide next Tuesday, March 27. Go get ‘em while they’re hot!

UPDATE :: Read Justin‘s full interview online at!

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42 Responses to “Justin Timberlake: It's All In The Details”

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  1. 26
    Cynthia Says:

    Yes, he is arrogant and overrated much. Go fill your gas bag Justin and blow away!

  2. 27
    AL Says:

    Boo hoo. Poor little Justin was used by the Grammys, who are watched by the poor souls who buy his albums. It’s so tragic when celebrities are used. You know by the Grammys and celeb magazines who keep them in the spotlight. Oh yeah, and are purchased by the people who buy their albums.

    I feel as bad for Justin as I do for poor Matt Damon who has to fulfill his contracts for movies by promoting them. Waaahhh!

  3. 28
    Amy Says:

    I love his album and all (mostly thanks to the ever-amazing Timbo), but he sounds really bitter here. As if life isn’t going way up for him already. He’s giving himself too much credit for being the reason why people watch the Grammys. He’s right…I did watch it for him. And Mary J. Blige. And John Legend. And a whole lot of other people. Uggh, whenever I see his performances, he seems like a very sweet person, but his attitude in real life is just so arrogant. And he’s lucky he even won a Grammy for the best “Pop” album, because I could think of many artists who are more deserving of it than him. “Justified” wasn’t RnB. Beyonce isn’t RnB. Try listening to Tamia, Heather Headley, Monica, Donnell Jones, Robin Thicke etc. True artists, and their asses aren’t getting recognition.
    I think he’s just worried that Usher’s gonna come back and whip his ass with new material. Robin Thicke’s already catching up.

  4. 29
    bdj Says:

    Justin is all smoke and mirrors. Just pull back the curtain and you will find Timbaland.

  5. 30
    Sarath Says:

    I love JT and he was just speaking his mind. So what it may not be what you want to hear…it’s how he feels….so back the **** off! He’s got lots of talent (regardless what some of you haters say) and I think he was being honest. I heart Justin and always will!! I went to his concert in Nashville, TN this past weekend and he was AWESOME!!!! I can’t imagine having all these girls acting a fool over me…….PS.. I was not drunk and still had a blast

  6. 31
    MA Says:

    i cant believe this…i honestly really like him but is it me..or did his head get big?!?!

  7. 32
    ks Says:

    I never thought he was cute, but he seemed like a nice guy. Lately, his head has gotten pretty big about himself. Why is he doing that brooding-eye-staring thing? Only Wentworth Miller can that!!

  8. 33
    Missy Says:

    what a grumpy ******! his head is so far up his own **** these days!

  9. 34
    rachel Says:

    I have to admit, JT is a talented guy. But he has a potty mouth…

  10. 35
    babyt Says:

    When I read the summary of this article I was thinking what an egotistical son of a b*tch. Then I read the real thing and I felt, a little better cause it got me feeling like I could relate to him…which I can’t. I’ll admit he is a star and has a huge ego, just like anyone else. I don’t know why so many people expect him to be down to earth every second. He’s just speaking his mind…not to mention I bet anyone would kill for the type of money and fame he has. (wouldn’t you get a little egotistical too? knowing that people think you are great…alot of people are going to say no…but eventually it does go to your head…even just a little.

  11. 36
    Queen Anakhsonamun Says:

    Wait a second. What’s that **** about “he’s sucking up to black people”!!!!? Question 4 u… black artists like Nelly, T.I., 50 Cent, 3 6 Mafia, Pharrell, Timbo, Briam Mcknight, Clipse, Will.I.Am, & so ******’ on, agree 2 collaborate with him – WHY? Does that mean they r sucking up 2 his white ass!?! He’ s Talented Singer/songwriter/Producer/actor! Hell, He producd **** 4 Timbs new album & Macy Gray’s new album 2! He has got a production Company Wit Will.I.Am Called “JawBreakers”! He has been in this music industry since he was 15! He’s Come a long way and he deserves everything he gets! And that **** about him swearing – the rappers can swear when they talk and that doesn’t make “whatever” but when JT does that “hes doing that just 2 sound more like a grown up!” Men, i’m tired…. all i wanna say is that this is just the tip of the ice berg – THERES A LOT MORE JT 2 COME! All u heaters – DIE mothafuckas DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. 37
    emma Says:

    ^ you are batshit crazy. calm yourself down, its really not that serious.

    he obviously DOES have a massive ego, no point in denying it, its clear as hell when you read the full interview. he obviously is hugely obnoxious and arrogant somtimes, he was in this interview. and the ‘hes earned the right to be arrogant’ argument is pathetic, arrogant is arrogant, no matter how you slice it. suggesting that the 18% rise in ratings was down to him been there is really laughable. according to what ive read, the reason for the rise was to do with the police. he really is believing his own hype thinking he has such influence that the ratings went up so much because of him. theres honest, and then theres been an obnoxious idiot about it. hes in the latter.

  13. 38
    JON Says:

    That comment about the Grammys was a bit conceited.If he didnt want to do it he should have said NO !!!!

  14. 39
    Sarath Says:

    I watched the Grammys only b/c Justin was going to be on it :P

  15. 40
    JB Says:

    TOOL!!!! I’ve always thought of him as an arrogant try-hard poser. Him and Cam were the stupidest celebrity couple ever.

  16. 41
    Nadine Says:


  17. 42
    Q Says:

    Justin is a user.
    Jon b is 20x better.

    When will people wake up to this twat.
    He can’t act.

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