The former NSYNC singer performed the song, which features Jay-Z, while also hosting SNL for the fifth time. Instead of singing the original line, “[Expletive] so sick, got a hit and picked up a habit,” Timberlake sang, “My hits so sick, got rappers acting dramatic.”
Timberlake is believed to have been responding to a diss from West, who went on a rant during a concert performance last month in London.
The rapper dismissed Timberlake’s latest hit, saying to the crowd, “Remind me again who was the original super fly and I got love for HOV [Jay-Z] but I ain’t [expletive] with that 'Suit & Tie.'"
Timberlake performed the song at the Grammy Awards alongside West’s friend and label mate Jay-Z, and they're set to go on a summer tour together.
Timberlake wasn't the only person West dissed during his latest rant. The artist, who skipped the Grammy Awards, also brought up Taylor Swift, saying, “Taylor Swift beat BEYONCE at the Grammys? Beyonce be dancing in heels and [expletive]," the (UK) Sun reported.
West went on a rant at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, when Swift won in the Best Female Video category for “You Belong With Me,” beating out Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”
"Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'll let you finish, but Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!" West said to the stunned crowd.
Watch Timberlake perform "Suit & Tie" on SNL below: