Justin Timberlake may be a music superstar, actor and heart throb who graces the cover of GQ's Men of the Year issue, but he insists that he's not cool.
At least not in the literal sense.
As Justin explains in the December issue of the magazine, "being cool is about keeping your blood pressure steady," rather than being passionate.
Similar to Kanye, he isn't the type of guy who can restrain himself.
That's true whether he's passionately in love with something or passionately in disagreement, as is the case with negative Runner, Runner reviews.
"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," he says, adding:
"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 (jerk) ... 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."
Other excerpts from the interview:
On what he aspires to be his reputation: "I don't see myself as someone who's ever going to be defined by one moment. It's on to the next."
On growing up in Memphis: "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 (expletive) kill everybody."
On his upcoming role in Inside Llewyn Davis: "You do a [Coen Brothers] movie and secretly you're like, 'All I want to do is make people laugh in this movie."
"If I can make people laugh in this movie, then I don't care. Whatever else happens, happens.'"