Before working alongside Pharrell Williams and Rick Rubin on Jay-Z’s album Magna Carta Holy Grail, multi millionaire producer Timberland and Jay were not on speaking terms. According to Timberland the two had fall out over personal issues. During an interview with Diddy’s Revolt TV Timberland revealed
Me and Jay fell out, I missed his 40th, he didn’t miss mine he did sent me a gift. But I missed his, and it was over petty stuff, it was more personal stuff and disagreements it was not no industry related, it was more personal and I was wrong
Although Timberland said the tension between the two was not business related, Jay-Z tells a different story in a chat with BBC’s Zane Lowe.
He was still on Blueprint 3, but the fallout happened at the end of that album. A couple of songs was getting leaked that was his songs. That whole thing was just like…it just ruined the whole process. I wanted him and Kanye to produce — Kanye was the executive producer of Blueprint III and was like, “Let’s get Tim.” We were all inviting to him, and he just wasn’t accepting of the process. It seemed like it was more about him than the actual album.
When you go in and you make an album, you have to put all ego aside. I’m putting ego aside. Everyone has to put ego aside for the sake of the project. He wasn’t accepting of that. That was almost the last straw type of thing, so we just went our separate ways. After those concerts and he came back, I’d seen a new Timbaland. He had this maturity and this growth. I was like, “Oh, okay, this is gonna work out.
Featuring on the track titled “Sorry” will be singer Keri Hilson. Over the course of the years the BeyHive have been accusing Keri Hilson of shading Beyonce especially when she remixed her “Turning Me On” track in 2009. Keri will also be clearing up the air between her and Beyonce.
This could be the start of something really great. Timberland is currently signed to Roc Nation and Keri Hilson is on a music hiatus enjoying her boo thang. The song will be on Timberlands upcoming album Shock Value III. Watch Timberland and Jay-Z talk about their feud below along with the new song.