When asked if he was a pot smoker, the pop singer replies, “Absolutely,” and adds, “The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.”
Timberlake, who stars in the upcoming comedies “Bad Teacher” and “Friends With Benefits” after earning raves for his supporting role in “The Social Network,” also admits that he is not focused on creating new music right now. “I don’t have a single song ready to go,” he says. “People keep asking me when a new song or album is coming out, and I don’t know what to say. Music is not my focus right now. It may be someday. It could happen next month or next year, but right now it’s not where it’s at for me.”
In the meantime, JT says that he’s been enjoying the latest efforts from the Strokes and Radiohead, and is “ready to buy” anything Jack Whitecomes out with. Timberlake also admires Lady Gaga — who joined him on the season finale of “Saturday Night Live” last month — and says that he hopes she changes up her sound a bit on her next full-length.
“I’d love to see her come out with another record a couple of years from now that’s completely different, maybe something Tori Amos could do,” says Timberlake. “If I were Lady Gaga, I’d do whatever I wanted, which it looks like she’s doing. She’s just plain old good. But I don’t know what the future holds for her. Her sound is so big. She’s got the outfits and she shocks you, but you kind of wonder how an act that big stays around forever. That’s why I’m curious to see her mix it up a little. I think she’ll continue to make interesting music.”