Justin Timberlake Denies Retirement From Music: "When It's Time I'll Be Ready"

16 November 2012, 14:56 | Updated: 16 November 2012, 15:40

The 'My Love' singer insists he still has plans to release new music in the future.

Justin Timberlake says he won't rush work on new music and wants to "honour" it be waiting until the right time to make his return to the recording studio.

The 'SexyBack' singer says the music industry has been acting like he's "retired" ever since he started focusing on his film career over the past few years, but insists he will release new music when his is "ready".

"You're the ones who stopped talking about me as a musician," Justin revealed to MTV News, when asked when asked about his plans for music. "You guys act like I said I've retired.

"I can tell you this, when I'm ready to say something, you always know that I'll say it in the biggest possible way, it really comes from the heart," Justin explained. "Making movies and making music, they have a lot of similarities, but I can tell you that while they both come from honest places, music for me is the thing that comes most naturally to me, and for me.

"It doesn't bother me. I'm really patient. It's not about them," Justin insisted. "[My music] comes from a pure place. If anything I'm honouring it in the best way that I know how, but when it's time I'll be ready."

Check out a picture of Justin Timberlake at the Nickelodeon awards earlier this year below (Credit: PA):

The 'My Love' singer's last full album was 2006's 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' and, although he has featured on songs for other artists since then, his last release as a solo artist was 2009's 'Carry Out' with Timbaland'.

Last month Justin wed Hollywood actress Jessica Biel with a private ceremony in the south of Italy.