The war of words between Justin Timberlake
and Kanye West
seems to have picked up speed this weekend, when the singer performed on Saturday Night Live
During "Suit & Tie," he changed the line "Shit so sick got a hit and picked up a habit" to "My hit's so sick got rappers acting dramatic," presumably a shot at 'Ye, who took umbrage
with the song during a show in London two weeks ago. (related read: "Why Kanye West Was Justified For Ranting About Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and Corporate Sponsors"
Was is it a diss or are we just reading into the lyrics too much? Why else would he change the lines?
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performed "Suit & Tie" with Jay-Z
on "Saturday Night Live" last night.
JT gave the grown-and-sexy anthem a dignified showing, complete with a band ("The Tennessee Kids") and a handful of gangly dancers. Showman that he is, he even busted out a dance move or two himself.
Jay-Z was all black everything -- jacket, shirt, pants, etc -- with his classic Roc-A-Fella medallion as the centerpiece in a neck full of jewelry.
Pascal Le Segretain, Getty/ Stuart Wilson, Getty
While director David Fincher will be manning the lens
for the video to "Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake's Jay-Z
-assisted return to music, the singer has revealed a bit of the inspiration behind the grown and sexy cut.
In a recent interview
he said it called to mind the glory years of the Rat Pack.
"Not to compare ourselves to those guys, but just the fun that they had," Justin said. "I was picturing like, being at the Sands in Vegas and saying, 'Oh, Jay-Z's in the house tonight. Uh, let's have him come up and do a number. Why don't you go ahead and get out of your seat, Hov?' That's more or less where it came from."