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Justin Timberlake Sits With Zane Lowe To Discuss His Jesse Williams Backlash

"Oh man that is not what I meant. Why did I do that?"

Justin Timberlake received the ire of the Internet when it was announced he'd be performing at the Super Bowl Halftime show. Many, still upset about Janet Jackson's 2014 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction, thought it wasn't fair Timberlake received a second chance to return to the stage and not Ms. Jackson.

Taking sometime out before Sunday's match up between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, Timberlake sat with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe to discuss his upcoming album Man of The Woods. When Lowe asked the 37-year-old about the title track, Timberlake said a lot of the album came from two years of conversation with album producer, collaborator and friend Pharrell Williams. It was during those conversations that Williams asked Timberlake a question that would spawn the album's title.

"We were talking about where do we start, and we were talking about parenthood and he said 'What's your son's name?' and I said Silas. I named him after my grandfather and my great-grandfather. My parents divorced when I was young, [and] my grandfather was very much a father figure to me," Timberlake explained. "But obviously from two generations removed, just tough as nails and he said to me, 'So what does your son's name mean?' I was like you know, I've never, I don't know. I literally just went on Google like, the meaning of the name Silas. It sent me to this site and it said of Latin origin meaning man of the woods. "

As Lowe and Timberlake discuss how the record came together and the album's different collaborators including Alicia Keys, and Raphael Saadiq, Lowe asked Timberlake about his song "Say Something" co-written by Chris Stapleton in which he addresses the backlash that came from his tweets after Jesse Williams' BET Humanitarian Award speech.

"You feel terrible, like oh man that is not what I meant. Why did I do that?" Timberlake said. "Well you realize too that  patience really is a virtue. You have to learn that. Chris and I were having this whole conversation about like people don’t really care what we think, they just want to hear our music. It’s like well we care what we think. You really have this internal struggle with it. People can just say a bunch of sh** and then people go, well I believe that."

Watch Zane Lowe and JT chop it up below.

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Future Says Russell Wilson Needs To Be 'A Man,' Does Whatever Ciara Tells Him To Do

Future is not holding back in a new interview featured on FREEBANDZ Radio via Apple Music. The "Crushed Up" rapper discussed his new album The WIZRD with host Big Bank Black, and things got tense when he was queried about the mother of his son, Ciara, and her relationship with her husband, Russell Wilson.

“[Wilson] do exactly what she tell him to do!" Fewtch said in reference to the NFL player. "I feel like he not being a man in that position. He not tellin’ her, 'Chill out with that on the Internet. Don’t even talk to him [Future]. I’m your husband! You better not even bring Future’s name up!’"

He continues by saying that if he was still with Ciara, bringing up an ex's name in conversation wouldn't even be part of a conversation.

"If that was me, she couldn’t even bring his name up,” he continued. “She know that. She couldn’t even bring her ex's names up. I don’t care what they gave you... Don’t bring their names up in an interview! No! Don’t give that sh*t no energy. It’s about me, whatever, I’m taking care of everything, I'm a thousand percent. I live by a different kind of rules.”

"You know I'm taking care of my kids, whats the real issue?" he continues. "Y'all get married, and [Ciara] was like "I want you to meet Russell now," man, y'all already done did all the damage." However, he did give Wilson his props for helping his son learn how to play sports, and he doesn't look at that negatively.

Future and Ciara have not had an amicable split. They have gone back-and-forth with their words on social media, and attempted to settled a custody battle for the four-year-old son, Future.

Listen to his comments below.

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Tyga Claps Back At Soulja Boy, Compares 2018 Streaming Stats

Tyga is clapping back at Soulja Boy after he claimed that he had a bigger comeback than the Young Money artist in 2018. Tyga dropped some receipts on Twitter on Thursday (Jan. 17), proving that his bounce-back was far more superior than Soulja's.

"Who had the biggest comeback?!" Tyga tweeted, referencing Soulja Boy's previous comments. The caption was attached to a side-by-side comparison of Tyga and Soulja's streaming numbers from 2018. The receipts showed that Tyga earned 884 million streams from 58 million fans, while Soulja had only 98 million streams from 16 million streams.

Who had the biggest comeback?! 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/bWS2mMZ5B4

— T-Raww (@Tyga) January 17, 2019

Despite the clear evidence, Soulja Boy insisted that he was still the "comeback king" of last year due to his other business ventures. "I HAD THE BIGGEST COMEBACK OF 2018," he wrote. "I RELEASED MY OWN VIDEO GAME CONSOLE IM THE FIRST RAPPER IN HISTORY TO DO SO!"

As previously reported, Soulja first made the declaration during his interview on The Breakfast Club on Jan. 16. Meek Mill, Tory Lanez, and Lil Yachty previously defended Tyga against Soulja's remarks. Additionally, Soulja took shots at Drake, Kanye West, and the Migos for influencing their musical style.

Check out Tyga's tweets here.

I HAD THE BIGGEST COMEBACK OF 2018!

— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) 💲🔌🔫 (@souljaboy) January 17, 2019

I RELEASED MY OWN VIDEO GAME CONSOLE IM THE FIRST RAPPER IN HISTORY TO DO SO!

— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) 💲🔌🔫 (@souljaboy) January 17, 2019

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Janelle Monae And Cardi B To Perform At The 61st Annual Grammy Awards

According to a press release, Janelle Monae and Cardi B are among the first performers announced to hit the stage for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10.

Monae is up for two honors including Album Of The Year for Dirty Computer, while Cardi could win a total of five awards, including Best Rap Album and Album Of The Year for Invasion Of Privacy. The Wondaland artist performed "We Are Young" with the group .fun during the 55th Annual ceremony, and the Bronx-bred MC rapped alongside Bruno Mars during a performance of "Finesse" at last year's big event. Both Dirty Computer and Invasion Of Privacy were named to the list of VIBE's Best Albums of 2018.

Some of the other announced performers for the evening's festivities include Post Malone, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Dan + Shay and Kacey Musgraves. More performers will be announced as the Grammys draw closer.

"The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for the Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Ben Winston is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Chantal Sausedo is the talent producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers," said the statement.

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