Pop star Justin Timberlake insists he is far superior to his rivals despite his extended absence from the pop scene, because he sets the new trends they mimic. The CRY ME A RIVER hitmaker compares himself to hip-hop big-hitters Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, because they all share a talent for innovation. He says, "Me, Kanye, Timbaland and Pharrell are the ones that make music people want to hear. "They rely on people like me to show the next thing, what it is."