March 12, 2013 6:20am PT by THR Staff
Justin Timberlake Talks Kanye West 'SNL' Dig on 'Late Night' (Video)
Justin Timberlake says he's got nothing but "love" for alleged new rival Kanye West.
Timberlake downplayed the media hype over his West-targeted performance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, when he changed a lyric to the song "Suit & Tie" from "Aww, s--- so sick, got a hit and picked up a habit" to "my hit's so sick, got rappers acting dramatic."
He was apparently referring to West's remarks during a February concert in London, where the rapper declared: "I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f---ing with that 'Suit & Tie.'"
Hov, aka Jay-Z, collaborated with Timberlake on the single; the two embark on tour together this summer.
On Monday's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Timberlake stated: "For the record, I absolutely love Kanye. So there's that."
He also cautioned: "You know, really, everyone: keep calm. Keep calm."
Timberlake, who hosted SNL for the fifth time in a star-studded episode featuring other five-timers including Steve Martin and Tom Hanks, has just released his latest album, The 20/20 Experience, his first in six years.