Kanye Diss? What Kanye Diss?

Justin Timberlake dodges questions about slamming rapper Kanye West on "SNL."

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Justin Timberlake's return to Saturday Night Live left tongues wagging, from the slew of bold-name guest stars — including fellow “Five-Timers Club” members Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, and Candice Bergen — to the episode snagging the show its highest ratings in over a year.

But the most buzzed-about moment in the music industry came from the singer's performance with Jay-Z of "Suit & Tie," JT's first single off his upcoming third studio album, The 20/20 Experience. Timberlake swapped the song's original line of "S--t so sick got a hit and picked up a habit," with "My hit's so sick got rappers acting dramatic," a move many saw as a subtle swipe at Kanye West.

Timberlake seemed to be responding to West's critical comment at a February concert, when he told the crowd: “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f*****g with that ‘Suit & Tie.’” But now the singer is brushing any beef with the rapper.

"I don't remember that. Did I change a line? It is live," Timberlake said on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Monday, when the host said he thought JT "changed one of the lyrics" in his SNL performance. "You know really, everyone keep calm."

"Let me say, for the record. I absolutely love Kanye, so there's that. We love Kanye right?" Timberlake artfully added. "Did the lyrics change? I don't remember."

Timberlake's sitdown with Fallon came on the heels of him giving fans an early listen to his 20/20 Experience. Though the highly-anticipated album, his first in nearly seven years, won't hit shelves until March 19, the release is now streaming as a worldwide exclusive on iTunes.

And ahead of its debut, Timberlake is taking over Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, marking the first time a guest has been featured for an entire week. "I'm happy you're here all week because I love hanging out with you and now we're hanging out every single day, all week," Fallon gushed. "I'm so excited to be here," Timberlake responded. "I'll be doing new songs every night, maybe some old ones. Who knows?"

Catch JT on the late-night talker every night at 12:35 PM on NBC.

 

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