Timbaland to join Jay Z's Magna Carter world tour in UK

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Timbaland has announced that he will be joining Jay Z on tour in the UK next month.

The rapper and producer will be a guest on the Magna Carter World Tour when it comes to Europe.

The pair have become friends again after falling out at the end of The Blueprint 3 album.

"A couple of songs were getting leaked that were his songs and that whole thing just ruined the process," said Jay Z.

"Everyone has to put egos aside for the sake of the project and he wasn't accepting of that and that was almost like the last straw.

"When he came back, I saw a new Timbaland. He has this maturity and this growth and I was like, 'Oh OK, this is going to work out'," he added.

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In addition to his own solo material, Timbaland is known for his collaborations with artists including Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott and Madonna.

In 2011 he was named Billboard Magazine's song writer of the decade and has won a number of Grammy awards.

He is currently working on his next album, due out in 2014.

Jay Z released Magna Carta Holy Grail, his 11th studio album, in July and it became his first number one album in the UK.

The rapper teamed up with the electronics firm Samsung to offer one million people the album for free, with the electronics company paying £3.2m for the rights.

The Magna Carter World Tour starts in Manchester on Thursday 3 October and will also visit Dublin and Birmingham. The pair will play four dates at London's O2 Arena, ending on Monday 14 October.

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