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Justin Timberlake: “I’m Going to Pimp Myself”

Plus: JT reveals he's giving up on "Sexy" and making plans for the future with Rihanna.

By: Melissa Goldstein // October 22, 2008

Now that it’s officially back, it seems that it’s also officially over. Justin Timberlake announced he was retiring his “Sexy Back” track last Friday in Las Vegas at the charity event concert “Justin Timberlake and Friends: A Special Evening Benefiting the Shriners Hospital for Children,” also featuring the likes of 50 Cent, the Jonas Brothers, Rihanna, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Leona Lewis, and Lionel Richie [via MTV.com].

But that’s not to say the singer’s musical libido is down — he’s just more interested in other pursuits, like, you know, selling himself. “I’m going to go pimp myself to Leona Lewis,” he said of his desire to work with the Brit songstress. “‘Cause I think she’s an amazing singer!”

But that’s not all JT has on his plate. “[Recently] I worked with Rihanna, hopefully working on her next record,” he said. “She’s on a roll. She has a keen fashion sense and on top of that she’s hot. Whatever it is, she’s got it.”