By Kathleen Newman-Bremang
Justin Timberlake better watch his back when he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro with fellow musicians Lupe Fiasco and Kenna. If Timberlake doesn’t make it back down the massive mountain, we’ll know who to blame. Fiasco jokingly warned the New York Daily News that [If things go bad out there], everybody’s dying!
“I’ll go psychopath, freak out and murder everyone for the sake of none of us suffering!” he said. “It would be like the ending of a Stephen King movie by the time the rescue helicopter comes.”
Calm down JT fans, Fiasco hasn’t gone completely insane. The rapper promised that he only has Timberlake’s best interests in mind.
“I wouldn’t euthanize Justin unless he was really suffering,” he laughed.
The news first broke that the trio would trek up the massive mountain in an effort to raise awareness for the worldwide water crisis last month when Kenna, Fiasco and Timberlake opened up to Elle magazine about their upcoming charity effort.
Fiasco was already joking about the mission when he told the publication why he decided to partake in the climb. “Part of the motivation is beating Kenna to the top. Sabotaging his tent, taking the lining out of his coat, lacing it with ants or something like that,” he said.
It may be harder than Fiasco thinks to take Timberlake down. The pop star talked to GQ about his hardcore training efforts to prepare for the fall endeavor. “I’ve been training four times a week to get my VO2 [oxygen consumption] levels up to expand my lungs,” he said. While JT may be taking the trek a little more seriously than Fiasco, both seem to agree that it won’t be easy.
“It’s going to be intense,” Timberlake said. “But it’s going to be so rewarding. Plus, we’re going to be ready for it.”