Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Album Probably Should Have Been Called 808s and Banjos

On Friday, Justin Timberlake will release his fifth album, Man of the Woods. You may remember that he teased the album with a visual trailer that was akin to a white version of Beyoncé’s Lemonade visuals, with Timberlake doing odd things in the outside with horses, snow, fire, frilly leather jackets, dirty T-shirts…

Justin Timberlake Claims He Made Peace With Janet Jackson, so Why Do I Still Want Michael Jackson’s Ghost to Haunt Him in Retaliation?

When Justin Timberlake revealed to Apple Music’s Beats 1 host Zane Lowe that he “absolutely” made peace with Janet Jackson following the controversy that erupted from the 2004 Super Bowl, all I could hear was one of my favorite Negro colloquialisms: “Bitch, you lying.”

Judge of Characters: What Happens When White People Go Back to Their Roots?

As a fan of Justin Timberlake’s music (not his life choices), I must say that I am perplexed by how casual he was about sharing with the world that he’s going “back to his roots” with his new album, Man of the Woods. White people wanting to go back to their roots makes me nervous. What does that even mean? Am I alone…

Justin Timberlake’s New Single Is Not the Trump’s-America Tune Many Anticipated

I assumed that Justin Timberlake’s new single would end up being some ol’ bullshit. The second half of his last album, The 20/20 Experience, certainly was, and based on the trailer for his forthcoming album, Man of the Woods, I had no reason to assume that the legendary Ms. Britney Spears’ ex-boyfriend was going to…

Justin Timberlake Is Back for the Super Bowl Halftime Show (Side Eye)

In a show of just how far the Super Bowl halftime show has sunk, Justin Timberlake—who hasn’t had an album out in four years—will reportedly be this year’s headliner, once again showing that he will sing black, sound black and get produced by black folks, but when it comes to taking a stand for his “hip” brethren and…

Ne-Yo and Bruno Mars Need to Sit This Party Out; Why Trump’s Team Can’t Book A-List Inauguration Performers

Recently, Kellyanne Conway, headmaster of propaganda and subsequent new queen of the remix, was asked about reports as to whether or not the president-elect’s transition team was trying to secure big names (according to The Wrap, they wanted artists like Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars) for the looming inauguration.…