Drake: "Justin Timberlake Duet Almost Happened"

The Canadian rapper laments missing out on the chance to work with the 'SexyBack' singer.

Drake has revealed that he had originally planned to collaborate with Justin Timberlake on a track for his new album 'Take Care'.

The 'Miss Me' rapper says the two had agreed to duet on a particular song until Timberlake's hectic acting schedule prevented it from happening.

"I mean I really wanted to work with Justin Timberlake on this project," Drake revealed. "We came so close man, so close.

"He's just super busy, and not in the music mindset right now as far as creating."

Timberlake has starring in several high-profile films over the past year including Bad Teacher opposite Cameron Diaz and In Time with Amanda Seyfried.

"The song was gonna be dope," Drake explained to Billboard. "But he's so immersed in the acting thing, and I don't blame him he's doing great at it."

He added: "But we'll work as soon as I'm back in the studio. He gave me his word on that, so I'm looking forward to looking with him." 

Drake recently said he is hoping to work with Nicki Minaj on the 'Pink Friday' rapper's second album next year.

The Canadian artist's second album features collaborations with the likes of Rihanna, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross.

'Take Care' is due to be released on 15th November.