Timberlake speaks about his initial struggle with fatherhood.
At first, it broke me down. Those first eight months felt like those old [Ed Sullivan] shows where people are balancing spinning plates on poles – except if you drop one, they die. You go through your life with your own traumas, big and small, and think, ‘It’s not that bad, I have a lot to be thankful for, my parents did the best they could’. But then you have a child of your own, and suddenly it opens all the floodgates, and you’re like, ‘No, no, no!’ That childhood trauma really did f-ck me up!..I have some faint images from my [own] childhood but no, I can’t really remember not being famous. I was about 15 or 16 years old, [NSYNC] were just given a concert in Germany at a festival on this huge field. And we were in the tour bus afterward, driving on a dirt road, and I looked out the window and saw all these young, impressionable females running after the bus. I think we can all agree that I did not have a normal childhood…Would I want my child to follow my path? You know, I haven’t been able to answer that question in my mind. If he wanted it bad enough, I suppose I could teach him a lot about what not to do.
Timberlake expresses how he never fit in as a child and how he finds comfort in being different.
I didn’t fit in so much with the Black kids because I was white, plain and simple. And I didn’t fit in so much with the white kids because I liked what was so-called ‘Black music,’ but growing up there I always felt like I was different.
Seacrest interviews Timberlake during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him about re-working the single Love Never Felt So Good for the Michael Jackson Xscape project.
The demo is just Michael and a piano, so funny enough, when we got the track to work on, when you peeled everything away, you couldn’t separate Michael’s vocals from the piano. It was all on one track. We had numerous people dig through archives and this is the only existing demo we could find It makes you feel that early ’80s Off the Wall/Thriller right around that time when I’m sure he was recording a bunch of music.
Timberlake gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses his quarter life crisis and Botox.
It is. From my understanding, they do it so that when they get older it doesn’t look like such a shift. It’s more so that in the future they can hide that they had plastic surgery. They’ll start doing Botox early so that their skin stays tight until they’re 35 and then they’re 40 and then you never question when their skin looks older and then all of a sudden it looks completely different. It’s so that they can hide it more.