Drake's 'Take Care' album features everyone from Rihanna to Rick Ross, Lil Wayne to the legendary Stevie Wonder. But there was one collab partner Drizzy couldn't lock down for his star-studded sophomore release -- the ever-elusive Justin Timberlake.

In an interview with Billboard, the rapper tells it like it is when it comes to JT. "I mean I really wanted to work with Justin Timberlake on this project, and we came so close man, so close," Drake revealed. "He's just super busy, and not in the music mindset right now as far as creating," he added.

Ain't that the truth! Much to the chagrin of his dedicated musical fans, Justin has been busy doing everything but making more pop hits for us to jam to. From his relentless dedication to developing his acting career, to planning an overhaul of MySpace.com, to promoting his new act FreeSol, Justin hasn't dropped an album since 2006. Drake tried to do us all a favor and bring JT back to the music biz. But no dice.

"The song was gonna be dope," Drake admitted. "It was solid -- a solid little look. But he's so immersed in the acting thing, and I don't blame him, he's doing great at it. He was just like, 'I really want to work, I just can't do it right now. But we'll work as soon as I'm back in the studio.' So he gave me his word on that, so I'm looking forward to looking with him," Drake revealed.

The 'Take Care' creator continued, "Even just giving him some ideas, writing, him working with [producer Noah "40" Shebib], I think that would just sound crazy, Justin Timberlake and 40. Half the time, I just want artists to work on 40's beats, I don't even really want to intrude. I just want to hear them. 40 has so many ideas, and I'd love to hear an artist like Justin Timberlake to see what he and 40 could come up with, but that was the one person that I was sorta like, 'Damn!' But we'll get it though."

Well Drake certainly seems determined! Hopefully the persuasion of his fellow recording artists will bring Justin back some day soon!

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