First, I must say that I respect everyone's opinions. It is now time for me to say how I feel. It takes alot of talent to be able to sample something and turn it into a track as hot as some of the things Timbaland has done. Whether you people want to admit it or not, Timbaland has changed this industry. Whether you want to face it or not, not everyone can do what Tim can. In no way is Timbaland "God" to me...but he's a muscial genius. No matter how much you hate him, go listen to his music. NO NOT JUST JUSTIN AND NELLY. Timbaland has been around for years, and I have seen more hate coming from the people that don't even know what "The Batchelor" album was or whom the Bassment crew consisted of.
I say, at least give the man time to answer. He's on a tour with hardly any time to even sleep for God's sake. He's not gonna stop what he's being paid to do just to satisfy a "few" people. Yeah that's right, it's a few people. It's a few because yeah this YOUTUBE and WIKIPEDIA, and DEMOSCENE army is big...but the army of dedicated fans is bigger. For every 100 that hates him, There's 500 that don't.
I tried to keep my silence on this since frankly I am one who understand's people are intitiled to their opinions. If he did it then yes you are right, he is wrong. The key word there, is "IF". I also see some of you are turning on him or how you say "losing respect" without even knowing wtf is REALLY going on. It's crazy how people use youtube/wiki as reliable sources, and believe anything anybody says. Truth is -- you can't base the entire man's career off of this one incident. You also cannot believe just anyone. There are so many ways this could have happened...including the person getting paid under the table and just feels ripped off because "loose" went farther than they expected, so they want more.
Some people spend a lifetime trying to get rich off of other's success, or see others fail. You also can't only allow him a week (yes its only been a week since he found out this was going on) while he's going through an extremly chaotic and hectic schedule and expecting him to stop...say omg...and hop, skip, and jump with a response.
I am an artist, if someone steals my work I would be pissed. But If I got on youtube and forums, say some famous graphic artist stole my concept for something....it is crazy how many people would believe me, trash the person's name, and disrespect that person before even hearing his/her side. Tim is finally at a point where people are starting to give him his long over do respect in the industry...what did you think ? That this would happen smoothly with no problems?