Justin Timberlake has come a long way from wearing swimming 'fashionable' googles to doing backflips in N'Sync earlier videos to wearing matching outfits with Britney (oh yes! they went there) to acting-a-fool at MTV Award shows trying to 'be cool' in front of artists like Eminem whom once delivered this gruesome assault on Justin's group and the rest of the Pop World -
I'm anti-Backstreet and Ricky Martin with instincts to kill N'Sync, don't get me started
These fuckin brats can't sing and Britney's garbage
What's this bitch retarded? Gimme back my sixteen dollars
All I see is sissies in magazines smiling
Whatever happened to whylin out and bein violent?
Whatever happened to catchin a good-ol' fashioned passionate ass-whoopin and gettin your shoes coat and your hat tooken?
New Kids on the Block, sucked a lot of dick
Boy/girl groups make me sick
Fast forward to 2007, Justin Timberlake has somehow become a poster boy for edgy sing-a-long R&B hits and more importantly now considered 'cool' by most industry heavyweight from Snoop Doggy Dog to T.I to 50 Cent. I get the feeling Enimem might be kicking himself, clearly he never envisaged Justin's crossover effect amongst his peers and further since 'Slim Shady' has not been inspiring his fans lately, he will have to come back with a new 'strategy' as the world has clearly moved past his diss-acts-on-wax gimmicks and Pop ain't such a dirty word any more.
Which makes us wonder, will Enimem swallow his pride and do a collaboartion with Justin Timberlake?
Eminem is no stranger to contradictions, he performed with Elton John at the 2003 Grammy Awards shows despite his very public and unapologetic homophobic views. The truth is, a collaboration between the two men could be a real audience-pleaser and could potentially go down as one of the greatest duets in the history of popular music.
So, could this be Justin's sweetest revenge? We shall wait and see!