Pop star Justin Timberlake declines Jay-Z collaboration

London: It`s time to get even for Grammy winning singer Justin Timberlake, who has ruled out on a collaboration with Jay-Z after the rapper snubbed a chance to record a track for the pop star`s 2006 album.

While working on `FutureSex/LoveSounds`, Timberlake, 30, called on Jay-Z for a possible duet, but the `Empire State of Mind` hitmaker had declined the request due to his hectic schedule and instead offered to team up for the next project.

But the `Cry Me A River` hitmaker, has now turned down the offer as he feels that the perfect opportunity was over, reported Daily Star online.

"Jay-Z has put out 11 albums, and I was talking about doing a collaboration with him, and he said, `I can`t do it right now, but I`ll get you on the next album.` I was like, `No, man, I don`t work like that.

"This sounded good to me for you and me to do together, and if it doesn`t work, then I totally get it, but I won`t be putting an album out next year; these aren`t a dime a dozen to me," said Timberlake.

The `N-Sync` frontman, who is yet to release a follow-up of his hit `FutureSex/LoveSounds`, has also appeared in films like `Social Network`.

Timberlake, who is clueless about his return to the studio, admitted that he has no new songs written to record a new album at the moment.

PTI