Justin Timberlake revealed that he's not an a**hole in the new issue of Interview magazine.

In the mag, Timberlake interviewed actress Amanda Seyfried and spoke to her about the actress's role in the upcoming 'Red Riding Hood' movie, when the topic of discussion turned to Timberlake's transition from music to acting.

"I actually find it liberating to give up control," said Timberlake. "It's nice for me. What's been more of a battle for me throughout the process of moving into acting is that I feel like I have to keep reassuring people that I'm not an a**hole. There is a stigma that comes from being on stage and being a musician."

The pair agreed that the criticism most artists take for creating music and movies is unfair. "Whatever you do as a musician, no matter how good it is, somebody somewhere is going to s**t on it," Timberlake added. "You put your heart on your sleeve, and what will happen will happen. But it's like that for any artist. You do a painting, you take a photograph, it's the same. That's how artistry works."