A year ago, Drake spoke to MTV News about the possibility of working with Justin Timberlake , saying that he had built a “rapport” with the pop superstar.
With Drizzy’s new album Take Care out this week, however, it’s clear the two didn’t actually end up getting that rapport on tape. But in the latest issue of Billboard, the Canadian MC says that he and Timberlake came pretty close to making a collaboration happen.
“I really wanted to work with Justin Timberlake on this project and we came so close, man, so close. He’s just super busy, and not in the music mindset right now as far as creating,” he revealed.
In the 12 months since Drake first talked to us about working with the star, Timberlake has forged a real-deal Hollywood career, with roles in movies like “The Social Network” and “Friends With Benefits.”
“The song was gonna be dope,” the rapper said of the track, which was reportedly set to be produced by Noah “40” Shebib. “It was solid, a solid little look. But he’s so immersed in the acting thing, and I don’t blame him, he’s doing great at it. He was just like, ‘I really want to work. I just can’t do it right now. But we’ll work as soon as I’m back in the studio.’ ”
And Drake is holding out hope it’ll happen one day.
“He gave me his word on that, so I’m looking forward to [working] with him,” he said. “Even just giving him some ideas, writing, him working with , I think that would just sound crazy — Justin Timberlake and 40.
“Half the time, I just want artists to work on 40’s beats; I don’t even really want to intrude, I just want to hear them,” the rapper added. “40 has so many ideas, and I’d love to hear an artist like Justin Timberlake to see what he and 40 could come up with. But that was the one person that I was sorta like, ‘Damn!’ but we’ll get it though.”
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