Justin Timberlake is just one of many men to cover GQ’s Men of The Year issue. After two successful number one albums-the first which will go down as largest musical debut of 2013 with 968,000 sold in one week-and a slew of viral videos you couldn’t escape, of course The Tennessee Kid would grace the cover of Gentleman’s Quarterly.
But all isn’t peachy keen for the singer/actor. In an excerpt from the issue, which is slated to hit stands Nov. 19, JT discusses the pressures of fame. Peep the GQ excerpt below.
“This face,” he says, circling it with one finger. “This recognizable face that you work so hard to get—not because you want the recognition but because you know you’re made to do it.” This face, he’s saying, comes at a cost. “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 d**khead…. 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.”