Justin Timberlake Can't Take Criticism, So He'd Rather Kill His Critics

'Runner Runner' star and '20/20' visioneer: "You sound like a dickhead"

Justin Timberlake Critics Kill Everybody GQ Interview Mad
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Chris Martins

Justin Timberlake sometimes "wants to fucking kill everybody." The eternally cool pop star, actor, and Myspace investor broke character in his new GQ interview for the magazine's new Men of the Year issue. Journalist Amy Wallace sat down to speak with the man in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, where he revealed that "I feel — literally — like a bunch of people just took a shit on my face."

Timberlake was apparently steamed at the critical reception for both his latest acting endeavor, Runner Runner, and his second album of 2013, The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2. He specifically took issue with respective reviews from industry trade publications Variety and Billboard, who'd summarily dismissed the works. "Where did all this vitriol come from?" JT asked. "It's mean. And I'm not cut out for it."

Oh, but he went on. "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. I have the number one album this week, and I shouldn't have released it? Come on, man. You sound like a dickhead... It just shocked me because, like, you're trade magazines. None of your opinions count. And by the way, none of you can do it."

Echoing Kanye West's "never forget I'm from Chicago" Jimmy Kimmel Live monologue, the former 'N Sync singer said, "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 fucking kill everybody."

At last, no strings attached. Read more at GQ, and see Timberlake's massive tour schedule below.

Justin Timberlake tour dates:

November 13 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
November 15 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
November 16 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
November 18 - Memphis, TN @ Fedex Forum
November 19 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
November 21 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
November 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
November 27 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
November 29 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
November 30 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
December 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
December 04 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
December 05 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
December 11 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
December 12 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
December 14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
December 15 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
December 17 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
December 19 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
January 13 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
January 14 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
January 16 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
January 17 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
January 19 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
January 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ LA Forum
January 22 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
February 07 - Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
February 09 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
February 10 - Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
February 13 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
February 14 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
February 16 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
February 17 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
February 19 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
February 22 - Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
February 24 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
February 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
February 27 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
March 04 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
March 05 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
March 30 - Sheffield, UK @ Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
April 01 - London, UK @ O2 Arena
April 02 - London, UK @ O2 Arena
April 04 - Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro
April 05 - Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro
April 07 - Manchester, UK @ Phones 4U Arena
April 08 - Manchester, UK @ Phones 4U Arena
April 11 - Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
April 12 - Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
April 14 - Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
April 16 - Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
April 18 - Amsterdam, NL @ Gelredome
April 20 - Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena
April 22 - Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena
April 24 - Berlin, DE @ O2
April 26 - Paris, FR @ Stade de France
May 01 - Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
May 02 - Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
May 04 - Hamburg, DE @ O2 World
May 06 - Copenhagen, DK @ Parken
May 08 - Oslo, NO @ Telenor Arena
May 10 - Stockholm, SE @ Tele 2 Arena
May 12 - Helsinki, FI @ Hartwall Arena
July 12 - Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
July 14 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Arena
July 16 - Albany, NY @ Union Center
July 18 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
July 19 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 22 - Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
July 25 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
July 26 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
July 28 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 30 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
August 03 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
August 05 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
August 08 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Center
August 11 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose

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