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Did Justin Timberlake diss Kanye's 'Suit & Tie' diss on SNL?

March 11, 2013|By Randy Lewis
  • Justin Timberlake appeared on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' on March 9 and appeared to answer Kanye West's recent diss of his hit duet with Jay-Z 'Suit & Tie.'
Justin Timberlake appeared on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'… (Joel Ryan / Invision/AP )

Justin Timberlake’s guest shot on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend featured an encore performance of his current hit “Suit & Tie” with a lyric change that appeared to answer Kanye West’s recent diss of his duet with Jay-Z.

“My hit’s so sick, got rappers acting dramatic,” Timberlake sang, an apparent comeback to West’s comment about the song last month during a show in London, at which he told the audience, “I got love for Hova, but I ain’t [expletive] with that ‘Suit & Tie.’”

His SNL gig was his fifth time hosting the show, a rare feat recognized in the opening skit in which Timberlake was awarded his membership in “The Five Timers Club,” described as “the most exclusive club in New York City.”

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On entering an old-school drawing room, Timberlake was presented a smoking jacket emblazoned with a gold “5” and immediately ran into fellow club member Paul Simon strumming an acoustic guitar.

Next up was Steve Martin, who unctuously welcomed Timberlake, saying, “I always thought if a member of N'Sync made the Five Timers Club it would be Joey Fatone.”

Other five timers on hand were Chevy Chase, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks and Candice Bergen in the scene in which veteran cast members Dan Aykroyd and Martin Short also showed up — playing servants.

Timberlake also flexed his vocal chops in other skits, one mocking “The Dating Game,” the other in which he portrayed a dancing brick of tofu during a bit about a street promo for a vegan restaurant.

The full SNL episode can be seen here:

                

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