During his visit to Angie Martinez‘ Hot 97 show, Justin Timberlake, who won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s VMAs, the singer/actor spoke on his friendship with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, his plans after the release of The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, and he even defended Miley Cyrus‘ performance.
If you are interested in what else the singer spoke about, such as working with Nas and Drake, then you can listen to the full interview here, but before you do that, take a look at a few of the excerpts below:
On friendship with Beyoncé and Jay-Z:
“I did get both of them standing on a couch. Me and my wife get along with them so well. For all the stuff that surrounds us, they’re so normal and just nice people. They’re just good people, my kinda people.”
On his MJ Video Vanguard Award Honor:
To even be mentioned in the shadow of the GOAT, to even be mentioned in the shadow of MJ… That’s when you’re like, ‘Whoa!’ It’s humbling. It feels sacred in a way.”
On Miley’s performance:
“It’s the VMAs. It’s not the Grammys. We’re talking about Madonna in a wedding dress humping the stage, we’re talking about Britney doing a striptease. This cycle is not uncommon. … I’m saying she’s young, take it easy on her. I think ['We Can't Stop'] is jammin’ when I hear it on the radio. I like all the bears. To me, it’s almost like if something like that doesn’t happen at the VMAs, then I feel like it was boring.”
On his plans after his 20/20 2 or 2 release:
“I don’t know that I would take as big a break this time because it really comes down to, do you have something to say with music… And if you don’t, wait until you have something to say.
“I have a lot of ideas about even beyond this double album where a sound could go from the songs we’ve just done, and funny enough, had conversations with Tim and Pharrell about it ’cause I played Pharrell a lot of this stuff before Tim and I were finished with it as well. I’m in a musical space for sure.”