Justin Timberlake, the 32-year-old singer-songwriter, recently appeared on "Saturday Night Live," where he may have taken the opportunity to subliminally respond to his critic Kanye West.
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After West, the 35-year-old rap mogul, made negative mention of Timberlake's song "Suit & Tie" during a London performance last month, the singer remixed his collaborative effort with rapper Jay-Z on "SNL."
Instead of singing the original lyrics to the song "(expletive) so sick got a hit and picked up a habit," Timberlake crooned, "My hit's so sick got rappers acting dramatic."
After fans caught wind of Timberlake's revised rendition of his song that seemingly took a verbal jab at West, they reacted on Twitter. One person approved of Timberlake's choice to do so on the sketch comedy show.
"Justin Timberlake with the incredibly smooth response to Kanye's ill advised diss of 'Suit & Tie' on SNL was done perfectly," one fan tweeted.
Another fan thought Timberlake's response might spark a feud between the pair of entertainers, and seemed ready to be a spectator in what would result from the SNL jab.
"Welp... Justin Timberlake/ Kanye West beef starts in 3..2..1... *grabs seat and popcorn,*" the person tweeted.
West was initially vocal about his feelings toward Timberlake's song "Suit & Tie" despite the fact that the singer collaborated with the former's longtime mentor and friend Jay-Z.
"I got love for Hov, but I ain't (expletive) with that 'Suit &Tie,'" West told a crowd in London during a performance last month.
However, the singer-songwriter Bruno Mars recently defended West's right to express his opinion on Capital FM radio station in the U.K.
"That is what Kanye West is," Mars told Capital FM. "He is going to speak his mind, you might not agree with everything that he says, but you know what the guy's telling it like it is in his mind. You can't be mad at that."