Russian GQ – September 2013
Scans coming soon!!!
The last time I wrote you an open letter, it was in January and I promised that it would be a “Big 2013.” Since then, from The Grammys to the release of the first part of The 20/20 Experience to the crowd’s response at the VMAs, it’s been a wild ride. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have.
This letter is to tell you that we’re not done…Not even close.
On Sept 30th, the second half of The 20/20 Experience, “The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2,” comes out. Since all these songs were written together over a year ago, it’s been so hard to wait this long to release them. I can’t wait for all of you to hear The 20/20 Experience in full.
So… below is a short clip of the recording of the experience so you can get a feel of what those 20 days were like. It was like no other time I’ve ever had in the studio.
Catch your breath, TN Kids. We’ve still got the 3rd and 4th quarter to go. This is too much fun.
so to make a long story short, Justin completely stole the show.
Suddenly, the MTV Video Music Awards are all about Justin Timberlake.
Timberlake took over the awards Sunday night, wrestling the spotlight away from a rehabilitated Lady Gaga, an X-rated Miley Cyrus and a vengeful Taylor Swift with a medley of hits and the rumored reunion with former boy band mates ‘N Sync.
Timberlake — the night’s top nominee with early leader Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — also was given the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by Jimmy Fallon.
“I don’t deserve the award, but I’m not going to give it back,” Timberlake said. “I’m taking this home.”
Timberlake, dressed in a black suit and black hat with a red feather, powered through a breathless series of solo hits before the other four members of ‘N Sync — JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass — joined him on stage, opening with “Bye Bye Bye.”
“Half of the moonmen I’ve ever won, I won with those four guys right there,” Timberlake said pointing at his former band mates while holding the Vanguard trophy. “So above all else, I’m going to share this — we can keep it my house — but I’m going to share this award with them.”
Up till then, the ladies of pop music dominated as Cyrus became the rare artist to upstage Lady Gaga. But Swift managed to take the spotlight from both after appearing to utter an expletive when One Direction and rumored former love interest Harry Styles appeared at Sunday night’s award show — a moment that lit up Twitter and was memorialized immediately in a GIF online.
She also thanked a former beau for helping her win another moonman trophy for “I Knew You Were Trouble” in the best female video category.
“I also want to thank the person who inspired this song, who knows exactly who he is, because I got one of these,” Swift said. “Thank you so much!”
Gaga changed costumes four times during her first return to the stage since hip surgery as she performed her new single “Applause” at the top of the show. It was a predictably unpredictable appearance for Gaga, who seemed to pump in boos over the over the sound system as she opened the song in a white nun’s habit and square headdress.
By the time she finished the song, she was surrounded by unitard-clad male dancers and wearing a thong bikini decorated in shells and a long blonde wig.
Cyrus immediately kicked things up well beyond provocative, however, as she appeared on stage with a multitude of dancing teddy bears in a bodysuit adorned with a cartoon character. She twerked to her song “We Can’t Stop,” changed into a nude bikini, ran a fan’s foam finger along her privates as Robin Thicke appeared on stage to perform “Blurred Lines,” then gave the singer a lap dance.
“Miley better go get a pregnancy test after all that grinding,” comedian Kevin Hart joked afterward.
Kanye West continued his stark portrayal of new music from his album “Yeezus,” performing “Blood on the Leaves” with its controversial Nina Simone “Strange Fruit” sample in silhouette in front of a black and white picture of a tree.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the early leaders, taking best hip-hop video for “Thrift Shop” and best video with a social message for their song “Same Love,” which espouses marriage equality.
“Gay rights are human rights,” Macklemore said during the telecast. “There is no separation.”
Other early winners included Pink and Nate Ruess for best collaboration, Thirty Seconds to Mars for best rock video and Selena Gomez for best pop video. And Swift wasn’t the only one with a strong reaction to One Direction — cheers mixed with boos as they won song of the summer for “Best Song Ever.”
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Apparently joeys dad has confirmed the rumors about there being an nsync reunion at this years MTV vma’s !!!!!
Juicy J and Justin Timberlake take you for a walk through “The Woods.”
Just a coupla bros from Memphis, getting together to make some jams! Juicy J andJustin Timberlake recently hooked up for “The Woods,” a track off of Juicy’s forthcoming Stay Trippy (out Aug. 27), which just begs the question: Does this mean Justin’s getting ratchet??
We always kinda thought JT was more of the “play golf with his mama” type. But, maybe there’s a closeted freaky side to our dude? (FTR, we don’t judge, and weobviously hope-hope-hope-hope-HOPE it’s true.)
Listen to Juicy J’s “The Woods” featuring Justin Timberlake after the jump.
Produced by Justin’s main man Timbaland(le duh), “The Woods” features a laid-back yet vaguely psychedelic track primed to carry the VMA perfomer‘s layered vocals on the hook. And here comes the freak-show ratchet part! At the top of the track, JT sings about “The Woods” and their errrmm, ability to make his lady love uninhibited: “When we go walking in the woods/ Nobody can hear us/ And you could be as freaky as you should/ I love you at your weirdest.” #GETYOURS!
Juicy is up next, echoing the 2013 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard recipient‘s sentiment but infusing it with some PG-13 levels of hook-up realness: “Hey baby, let’s fly away to a private place/So far away, we get high and feel that we out of space/She keep looking back at it, we keep grinding like jackrabbits.” Moral of the story? When you’ve got SIX VMA nominations like JT, you can whatever you damn well please in the woods! Also: #OwnYourWeird.
Lance Bass has played down speculation that Justin Timberlake will reunite with N*Sync during his performance at the MTV VMA’s on Sunday.
The popular nineties boyband – which also featured members JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick – helped launch Justin’s successful solo career which has now earned him the prestigious Michael Jackson’s Video Vanguard award at this year’s ceremony.
Lance, along with his former band mates were spotted together at Justin’s ‘Legends Of The Summer’ concert with Jay Z last Friday, and the Sirius XM radio host holds the brief reunion responsible for the rumours.
“Of course people are automatically going to think we’re going to be there performing. We all came down here [to Miami] except for J.C. [Chasez],” Lance told listeners on his ‘Dirty Pop with Lance Bass’ show.
He continued: “J.C. stayed in California, he had to work…Joey [Fatone], Chris [Kirkpatrick] and myself went to go see Justin’s last show with Jay Z at the [Sun Life] Stadium last Friday, and I even took a picture of it, it’s on my Instagram.”
The Mirrors hitmaker’s barbecue eatery, Southern Hospitality, was given a ‘B’ grade by the New York City Department of Health after a routine inspection on June 19 and was docked 22 points.
Timberlake, who is the co-creator and creative consultant of the business, which he first opened with his best friends Trace Ayala and Eytan Sugarman in 2007, can challenge the inspection and successfully get it changed to a higher grade, according to gossip website RadarOnline.com.
Timberlake was spotted dining at his restaurant, located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood, in November with his wife Jessica Biel and their music producer pal Timbaland after a tough day volunteering for Hurricane Sandy’s relief efforts.
The restaurant was “buzzing” when The Social Network actor and his Total Recall’ star wife “walked in holding hands”.
The couple tied the knot in front of more than 100 close friends and family at the plush Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, Southern Italy, on October 19.
The Cry Me A River singer is rumoured to be preparing to reunite with his *NSync band mates at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Sunday.
By now I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors and although we have all been dieing for this day to come no reps have come forward to set the record straight. However a bright side of things is that the claim had not been proven true or denied.