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Justin Timberlake hits back at critics in GQ’s 2013 "Men of the Year" issue.
The star gave the interview just after Variety ran a review of Runner, Runner titled "Why Justin Timberlake Should Stop Acting," and Billboard bashed his album, The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2.
Timberlake calls the criticism a "double whammy," saying, "Where did all this vitriol come from? It’s mean. And I'm not cut out for it."
The singer-actor tells the mag, "The movie didn’t do well at the box office, so I should quit? Hold on a second. If I was somebody else, you wouldn’t have said that."
Timberlake shares, "I have the number one album this week, and I shouldn’t have released it? Come on, man. You sound like a d*ckhead."
"It just shocked me because, like, you’re trade magazines," he says, adding, "None of your opinions count. And by the way, none of you can do it."
Justin goes on to talk about his hometown Memphis, Tennessee, revealing, "It's a struggling city with a defeatist attitude. I'm from this town, and I grew up with a little bit of a chip on my shoulder, so sometimes I find it funny that I've been able to acquire the patience it takes to be kind to people in our business. Because sometimes I just want to f**king kill everybody."