When it comes to the Lonely Island, the comedy trio whose “Saturday Night Live” digital shorts like “Lazy Sunday,” “I’m on a Boat” and “Jizz in My Pants” have become immense viral sensations, it’s best to expect the unexpected.
MTV News got a hold of the Lonely Island — comprised of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — at the Comedy Awards, where they performed their Akon collaboration “I Just Had Sex,” but it didn’t take long for the group to take ahold of our interview.
Our own Josh Horowitz attempted to ask the funnymen about their upcoming album Turtleneck & Chain, which drops May 10, but they decided to interview one another instead.
Schaffer asked, to neither of his musical/comedy partners in particular: “Any guest stars we should know about?” To which Samberg dutifully responded, “I don’t know, you ever heard of Justin Timberlake or, like, Rihanna? You ever heard of her? … Do you know a guy named Akon? ‘Cause we do!” Upon hearing that, Schaffer shot back, “Wow, I’m sold. Thank you.”
Fans are most certainly familiar with Timberlake, who has appeared on a number of popular Lonely Island tracks, including “Di– in a Box” and “Motherlover,” the latter of which will appear on Turtleneck & Chain.
Another track on the sophomore album fans have already become familiar with is their dance-along number with Nicki Minaj called “The Creep,” which debuted during the January 29 episode of “SNL.”
“She’s great,” Samberg said of Minaj. “She’s a little weirdo.” Schaffer agreed: “As soon as we saw she existed, we were like, ‘We have to do something with her!’ ”
But that wasn’t all that drew the three men to the eccentric rapper, as Samberg joked, “We share a lot of attributes with her, ’cause it’s like lots of great rapping ability, super-bangin’ bods, really intense sense of style, nice smelling … did I say bangin’ bods?”
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