Timbaland who claims to have nearly collaborated with the singer in the past says Britney has quashed any chance of a Justin Timberlake collaboration taking place anytime soon.
The super-producer told MTV News during VMA weekend that a prospective team-up between the two would be “the best thing that ever happened” and would “help her out a whole lot.” But he then dismissed the possibility, saying in so many words that Brit has become big-headed and had dissed him and Justin. “It’ll never happen. Nah. It could’ve, but it won’t.”
Timbaland previously said he got close to working with the singer, telling Entertainment Weekly in March, “I just want to take her away, go overseas and work [it] out. … I asked Justin, ‘How would you feel about me working with Britney?’ … ‘Would you do it with me?’ ” Timbaland told the magazine that JT was willing to get involved at the time. “She’s just gotta be serious.”
“She needs a story,” he said. “She has no comeback story. That’s the problem. She has to have a team. She needs to come back with Justin doing records; [then we'd see headlines like,] ‘She went back to her ex and she’s making smashes.’ [But instead she got] so big-headed and [was] like, ‘Screw you, screw you, I don’t need nobody.’ ”
“She should humble herself and make a phone call and say, ‘I’m sorry.’ She knows what she’s sorry about,” Tim said. “She needs to say, ‘I was wrong,’ and it’ll definitely move forward. … That’s all she has to say.”