AMP Music Minute May 7th
Justin Timberlake Says He Looked Like a “Moron” in N*Sync-
Back in the day, it was all about JNCO, and DKNY. Bright colors, flashy patterns, it was the early 2000s and it seemed like nothing was off-limits when it came to fashion.
So for a guy like Justin Timberlake, who was the figure-head of the biggest boy band of the time, N*SYNC, he had to fit in or get out.
But in looking back on those decisions, he has admitted that he may not have always looked good, despite popular trends.
Talking to Details magazine, he dished on his true feelings about some of his wonkier looks. “There were many moments in my teenage years where I succumbed to, um, the weirdness of the group I was in. And in trying to conform — we’re marionettes! — I ended up looking like a moron,” Justin said.
Since then he’s done some growing and prefers a less demanding cut than the blonde fro or cornrows he used to rock. “A shaved head,” Timberlake said in response to his favorite haircut. “It’s scary the first time you do it, because you don’t know what’s under there — you could have some weird knot — but a shaved head is just so easy”
He ended with a suggestion to his fellow dudes, “Go[ing] to an actual barbershop—the whole hot-towel, old-school experience. You sit there and get your hands massaged while getting a shave? Nothing wrong with that.”
As for the music…the closest thing Justin has to a role in it these days is a position as music supervisor on an upcoming 2012 film called “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.”
J.Lo Promotes Boyfriend to Choreographer-
We speculated before that Jennifer Lopez‘s new boyfriend, Casper Smart, would have much bigger role in her upcoming tour than just as a back-up dancer, and well, we were right!
According to the New York Post, Jennifer Lopez is working with a team of choreographers, who according to Casper Smart all go though him. Her team is also working with choreographer extraordinaire, Jamie King (Madonna’s Half Time Show, Michael Jackson/Cirque Soleil Immortal etc…).
Casper told reporters explicitly that he was the “lead choreographer” and was subsequently “in charge of all choreography.” Lopez’s rep said there are four choreographers including Smart.
This isn’t the first time J. Lo collaborated with her new boo. The two had a moment in her new video for “Dance Again.”
See what a little extra credit can get you?
Young Money Has Movie On the Way…Featuring Young Money-
When the individuals of Young Money/Cash Money put their minds to something, they usually do it up right. And that is why we are excited about Birdman’s latest announcement to make a movie starring the big man on the label, Lil Wayne and featuring, well everyone else in Young Money.
The working title for the Cash Money Film’s first feature is “Rich Gang” and Birdman is looking to tap his whole roster as the cast, which includes Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, Busta Rhymes,newly signed Limp Bizkit and Mystikal, as well as some younger players like Lil Twist and Lil Chuckee.
“We start shooting that in the fall,” Birdman said. “That’s the whole team. The Rich Gang movie is about the team. Everybody is going to be the star of it, but Wayne will be the center of it. It’s about the team, everybody that’s on the label.”
While there doesn’t seem to be a plot just yet, Birdman does have an idea about what he wants from his talent. “I would like for them to just be themselves,” Birdman continued. “I’m not gonna tell no n***a to go to acting school. Just be yourself. We’re excited as a brand about it. We got a few of them lined up and we gonna shoot them.”
So it’s unclear if this will be a documentary type picture or if each YM member will take on a new persona. But we are intrigued nonetheless. This is a very interesting endeavor for the YMCMB team. Our guess is Derick G, the guy who shoots all their behind the scenes footage, will have a big hand in this new project.
We just can’t wait to see what comes of it.
Would you go see a movie starring the YMCMB label mates? Tell us below!