Kanye West and Justin Timberlake Diss War Debate

03/14/2013
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(Radio.com) On this edition of Radio.com Rewind, we look at the sub-disses heard around the world between Kanye West and Justin Timberlake. Also, how did Senator Marco Rubio use Jay-Z's lyrics to make a point about drone strikes and presidential power?

When Justin Timberlake hit the SNL stage as the special guest and musical performer this past weekend, he added another dimension to his music. The singer replaced a line in his hit "Suit & Tie" that was reported by many outlets as a coded diss aimed at Kanye West.

Timberlake swapped his usual line, "S*** so sick, got a hit and picked up a habit," for this one: "My hit's so sick, got rappers acting dramatic"

But Timberlake was presumably responding to a Kanye West rant from February, in which West name-checked "Suit And Tie."

"I got love for Hov, but I ain't f*****' with that 'Suit & Tie,'" West said. While Kanye's words fell within the context of a tirade against businessmen imposing on his art, it was not entirely clear if that was a diss directed at Timberlake.

And when Justin was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, he continued to play coy.

"Did it seem that way? I don't remember that? Did I change a line? It is live," Timberlake said. "You know, really everyone keep calm. Keep calm… For the record I absolutely love Kanye. So, there's that. We love Kanye, right?"

But lyrics are at the center of more than a debate about who was dissing whom. More.

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