Justin Timberlake Slams *NSYNC In His New Rolling Stone Interview

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Contributed by elgato:

In Justin Timberlake’s new interview with Rolling Stone, he tries to separate himself from his past in every way possible. He calls them “Disneyworld,” says that they were nothing but teen pop, and claims that his music is 10x better than *NSYNC’s. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“I think that the whole time [with ‘Nsync], I was living in some small shape of oblivion,” he says. “I thought, ‘They’re just putting that teen-pop label on us because they don’t understand.’ I look back now and realize that’s exactly what it was. Like, why did I think it was something else? When I realized that, I did two things. One, I said, ‘I don’t want to do teen pop again.’ And two, ‘I don’t want to ever not realize something for what it is.’ I wasn’t able to look at the bigger picture and realize that there was this whole thing going on, this whole movement, like, Disneyworld is taking over. And looking back on it now, how @#%$ frightening is that? I’ve had some of the greatest experiences with those guys, but do I think that what I’ve done with [Justified] is ten times better than anything *NSYNC has ever done? Yes, I do.”

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13 thoughts on “Justin Timberlake Slams *NSYNC In His New Rolling Stone Interview

  1. elgato says:

    Justin, I’m glad you’re finally admitting that *NSYNC is nothing but bubblegum, mickey mouse club, teen pop. Us BSB fans have been trying to tell you that for years. and FYI Justine, you are STILL a pop artist. you’re not R&B. so take your head outta your ass.

  2. rangergirl says:

    I never personally like NSync but the group gave Justin his wealth,fame & connections which enabled him to go solo in the first place.

  3. babet says:

    I don’t agree with Justin there. he shouldn’t have said that. I’m starting to think his success has gotten to his head.

  4. jtluvak8 says:

    It’s not like he’s dissing them- he’s just saying how he’s matured.

  5. Beach_Babe05 says:

    Matured my ass….. your not mature when you say that… that comes off as saying oh look I am better than them they are stuck in the past….I am a big fan of his but I have lost a little respect for him lately but this has done it….. they made him who he is and to say that??? wtf??? I mean turning your back on your friends is bad enough what is worse is that they all did their part and worked hard and Justin stole all the success … so here’s to the a-hole! JT may you soon come join us back down here on earth where everyone isn’t a god!

  6. Diablo27 says:

    He didn’t say Nsync is breaking up. He just said that he’s matured over the years and doesn’t wanna make music that’s not him anymore like teen pop is. Teen pop today is Aaron Carter and like Clay Aiken and those other American Idols. I don’t think Justin wants to take a step back and go back to teen pop. As for Nsync, if they do end up making another album it wont be pop it’ll probably be something like they did with Girlfriend. And about him liking his own music better. Uh hello, he wrote every song and the beats are what he grew up listening to of course he’s gonna like it better, and he can also relate to every single thing that he wrote.

  7. justincaseyestwo says:

    ‘Whoa!!!!! Justin Timberlake wouldn’t be where he is today if it wasn’t for N’Sync. I guess all this —- “We are like brothers!!! We’ll be friends for life!!!!! — stuff lasts only so long as it is useful. Justin have you ever heard the saying “DON’T BURN YOUR BRIDGES”!!! Damn, I truly never expected this. I will definitely have to read the article to make sure that it is not out of context since it was elgato who sent this in and I never trust anything he says about N’Sync unless I read it myself since elgato is so biased. I know that Britney Spears tried to get him to go solo and I’m wondering if Cameron Diaz has anything to do with this. He’s changed so much since she’s been in his life (for the worse). But he IS a grown man and if he is following through with bad advice then God help him.

  8. elperrosync says:

    Can’t wait for the next N’sync album. I seriously doubt after everything N’sync has done in the pass six years that Justin Timberlake wouldn’t want to go back. Come on Michael Jackson asked N’sync to induct him into the rock&roll hall of fame,Stevie Wonder did a song with them,Lisa Left eye was proud to do a song with them, they get respect from artist from different types of music so he have nothing to be a shame of. Believe what you will but Justin Timberlake will go back to N’sync. After Michael Jackson release thriller he went back to the Jacksons and Justin Timberlake will go back to N’sync

  9. Hotstar says:

    Sounds like he is pulling a Christina and trying to distance himself from his teen pop past. This sh** is so lame and really makes me lose a little respect for him, after he spent how many years defending NSync and their music, when it was only source of income. I bet Justin and Christina would both be praising their the music that made them if they had there was a teen idol revival tomorrow. Hypocrites. I still like Justin somewhat though!

  10. DJNY2AI3 says:

    people seem to forget that Justin got 2 of the hottest producers to work on his album and they co wrote most of the songs with him. take away the Neptunes and Timbaland beats and his album would have been pure crap.

  11. lisa says:

    i think if NSYNC did get back together Justin probably wouldn’t do it with them, cause he has his own career now. I also think JC wouldn’t do it either because if you notice every time he gets asked the question will NSYNC ever get back together he says no, or we can’t because Justin’s such a big star.

  12. name says:

    You got to do what you got to do to get ‘street cred’ and that’s what he did. Its just a little strange that he would a complete 180 literally after he wrote the song ‘Pop’ which was a defense of Pop music in literally just a year. And how can you call NSYNC Disneyland when you’re from the Mickey Mouse Club? D’oh.

    BSB was more “teen pop” than NSYNC ever was. NSYNC at least explored other genres like R&B and Hip Hop.

  13. Shaun says:

    JC Chasez says that he’s not seeing any reunion right now. Lance Bass says,”yeah, maybe.” Which may signify that if ‘NSYNC ever wanna reunite, Lance might say yes. Joey Fatone said during an interview, ”who the hell knows?”, later he said ”I’d be like hell yeah!” When asked if he’d ever be goin’ back into the band. JT said, ”there’s been no talks about that, so… I guess we’ll have to wait and see.” Chris Kirkpatrick, founding member of ‘NSYNC said ”when the stars are aligned, we’ll know the direction to go as a band… if it doesn’t happen, at least we’d be best friends forever.” So if Spice Girls and New Kids On The Block can reunite, can’t ‘NSYNC?

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