Trinidad James can sure take a joke, maybe that’s why the Atlanta rap upstart named his breakout mixtape Don’t Be S.A.F.E. (Sensitive As F— Everyday). His infectious first single “All Gold Everything” has gotten the parody treatment, spawning spoofs from New York radio station Hot 97 and “New Girl” actor Lamorne Morris, but for James, his favorite came courtesy of Justin Timberlake.
“The Justin Timberlake spoof, that was pretty much the dopest one. I liked it a lot,” Trinidad told MTV News of Timberlake’s “Saturday Night Live” “Veganville” sketch where the pop star rapped about healthy meat alternatives, while dressed up as tofu. “Don’t believe it taste great,” Justin spit, mimicking Trinidad’s “All Gold” flow.
“The veggie, veggie, veggie was a good spoof,” James said.
But JT topped himself with his and Jimmy Fallon’s “History of Rap 4″ routine, which they performed on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” back in March. “That was dope too. That was real dope,” James said.
In fact, Timberlake appears to be quite fond of Trinidad’s tune; he’s even been performing the track during his live show, mixing it into his set when he does his hit “Suit & Tie.” It doesn’t seem as if there are any concrete plans, but if given the opportunity, TJ says he’ll be more than down to work with JT.
“Definitely if we’re doing real music and not spoofs, I’ll definitely work with Justin,” said James. “What kind of question is that? It’s like, ’Do you love Jesus? Yeah, I love Jesus!’ ”
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