Timbaland Pens Apology Track For Jay-Z After Brief Rift

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Timbaland is opening up about his rift with longtime collaborator Jay-Z. “Let me tell you about real friend. You fall out and then you make back up,” sums Timbaland about his friendship with Jay. In an interview with Revolt TV, Timbo talks about a falling out the two had over personal issues. He laments missing his friend’s 40th birthday and takes full responsibility for the issues. “I was wrong,” he admitted. Timbaland.

Jay and Timbaland eventually made up after Hov’s string of inaugural concerts at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Tim found further therapy in music and put his sadness into a song called “Sorry” with Keri Hilson. He shares that his verse is dedicated to Jay and the difficulties their friendship faced. He asks, in the song, why his ego won’t let him say “I’m sorry.”

Now, the duo is back and stronger than ever. Timbaland appears on Jay-Z’s new hit album Magna Carta Holy Grail. Earlier this year, Jay signed the producer to his Roc Nation management roster, joining the likes of J. Cole and Rihanna. Jay-Z revealed his company’s latest addition with a photo of the buddies hanging in the studio.

Timbaland and Jay have proved a major hip-hop force, joining together for some of their collective biggest hits including “Big Pimpin’,” from Vol. 3 (1999), “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” from The Black Album (2003) and “Off That” featuring Drake from The Blueprint 3 (2009), not to mention, this year’s “Suit & Tie” with Justin Timberlake.