Entertainment marketing mogul Steve Stoute was subjected to an unfortunate situation last night during the Essence Music Festival. As Kanye West was preparing to hit the stage there was a fair amount of action going on just below the platform involving the mogul. According to eyewitnesses, Stoute and a friend were stopped by security at the Superdome when the party attempted to enter a private area of the venue. After Stoute was denied access a minor confrontation between the mogul and security began to escalate. Minutes later the heated executive was escorted to a back area of the ‘Dome where the back and forth continued. Following a brief shoving match between Stoute and the swelling security, the brand manager was placed against a wall and handcuffed.
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Playboy Magazine recently caught up with Timberlake for an interview:
PLAYBOY: You’ve talked openly about using drugs, smoking marijuana. Are you still a pot smoker?
PLAYBOY: Is it a creativity booster? I read you were stoned for much of the time you made Justified.
TIMBERLAKE: The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.
PLAYBOY: You put MTV’s Punk’d on the map. In the first episode Ashton Kutcher’s team pretended to be government agents seizing all your property, including your dog, because of unpaid income taxes. You nearly cried and ended up calling your mom. Is it true you were stoned at the time?
TIMBERLAKE: Yeah. I actually stopped smoking pot for nine to 10 months after that. I was so stoned. If you ask my friends, if they’re honest they would probably say that’s the only way to get me as dizzy as I was. What you didn’t see from the episode, because it was a 45-minute affair cut down to 10 minutes, was me showing up and being like, “What the fuck are you people doing on my property? Get the fuck off my property! Get the fuck out of here!” Then they started rattling off my parents’ address, and I was like, “Holy shit. Hold on a second.” I mean, everybody was got good on that show—me probably the best.