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JT Disses the Grammys & Being a Pop Star

3/21/2007 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin TimberlakeWhatever you do, don't call Justin Timberlake the new King of Pop!

The 26-year-old former *NSYNC frontman tells Details magazine that on his first solo album, "I tried so hard to be an R&B artist and it was the pop album of the year, and I was like, 'F*ck. That's the last thing I wanted.'" Be careful what you wish for, JT.

Justin also has a bone to pick with the Recording Academy over the debacle that was this year's My Grammy Moment, which featured JT singing with contest winner Robyn Troup. Timberlake agreed to the performance before the concept was fully developed. When he realized it was turning into a pathetic "American Idol" knock-off, Justin wanted out. Timberlake says he wound up keeping his word, "Because I'm the nice guy who follows through on the things he commits to." Save, of course, Cameron Diaz.

Read the rest of Justin's gripes in the April issue of Details or at Details.com.

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lissa_karen    

what a CUTIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

2689 days ago
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Jean    

What's so wrong with pop? Despite the new sounds of his music, he may never be considered an R & B artist, especially since he still sounds like a popster when he sings and let's not forget he is a former mouseketeer!

So when did he turn agains pop? I remember when he did that large performance promiting POP music some years ago. It's not cool anymore? Or is it because he is getting older and he thinks R & B is the cool thing now?

2689 days ago
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Jean    

And another thing, just because Justin is the IT guy right now in music doesn't mean he should go around dissing everybody. Just like he did Prince. I don't think he is at a level yet to do that. Still be successful with hit after hit for 30 more years, THEN MAYBE he can start dissing fellow legends (still would be tacky but...I'm just sayin')......

2689 days ago
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declanium    

yeah, you always gotta be wary of the guy who says, "i'm the nice guy......" because nine times out of ten, he's an ass.

2689 days ago
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Trenda    

Justin SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2689 days ago
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Black Macho Gal    

What a egotistical, no talent bum! Go back to the Mickey Mouse Club you weasel. You are part of the reason why music is so disposable these days. You and the other prefabricated, cookie-cutter celebrities. Your 15 minutes should have elapsed long ago.

2689 days ago
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Trenda    

I have'nt gotten over Justin trying to pick a fight with PRINCE! Noone calls Justin the king of pop but his girlfriend Timberland!

2689 days ago
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April    

NO DOUBT! This guy is young, and extremely successful...... and all he can do is bash it! Talk about being thankful for what you get.....

2689 days ago
9.

WhatALoser    

STFU Justin. Nobody takes you seriously. And stop bashing American Idol.

2689 days ago
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antiAMERICAN IDOL    

Sorry Justin, but take whatever you can get. Your music is just ok - I can take it or leave it.

But your vocals will never be among the R&B giants like Johnny Gill, Luther VanDross, Bobby Womack or Brian McKnight. Even Hall & Oates will go down in history as great
R&B voices.
Stick to Pop -- that's where most of the average singers with one or two hits belong. Appreciate.

2689 days ago
11.

Michelle    

BRING IT!

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2689 days ago
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Michelle    

BRING IT!

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2689 days ago
13.

tba    

Timberlake is an R&B artist; yea, my ass. He's nothing more than a regurgitated white Michael Jackson(without the oddities). He should thank his lucky stars he's overhyped and overpaid. The boy doesn't have one original bone in his body.

2689 days ago
14.

ANG    

Cry me a river indeed there's only 1 King of Pop and his name is Michael Jackson weather you like him or not you can't just take his title and what his musical genius has accomplished and sweep it away, Justin andUsher are just redoing everything he's already done and not even half as good. JT turned into a diva I think so, if he did'nt want to sing with that chick at the awards then mr nice guy should grow a set of balls and speak up for himself, so that the rest of us don't have to hear and read about his ungratefull ass after the fact.

2689 days ago
15.

Sweet    

well, the dude from American Idol sings just like Timberfake but he's much better looking, and I don't think he would mind being labeled "pop".

2689 days ago
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