Justin Timberlake doesn’t want to cover up his “Dick” at the Emmys.
A source reports that things may have hit a snag because the show's producers have apparently asked Timberlake and Samberg to change the words of the racy ditty to make it more family friendly. The ceremony airs on Fox at 8 p.m.
I’m told the singer and the actor have balked at the request.
When the holiday-themed skit debuted on SNL in December, the word “dick” was bleeped out 16 times. The skit features Timberlake and Samberg bearing gifts attached to their man parts while crooning to their ladies.
The funny thing is that if the Emmys performance were to occur, it's possible Timberlake and Samberg could have already been named winners by that time, since “Dick in a Box” is nominated for Original Music and Lyrics. It goes up against Family Guy’s “My Drunken Irish Dad,” MADtv’s “Merry Ex-Mas” and double-nominee Scrubs for “Guy Love” and “Everything Comes Down to Poo.”
The Original Music and Lyrics award will be bestowed Sept. 8 at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony, a week before the Primetime Emmys.
Reps for Timberlake, Samberg, Saturday Night Live, Fox and the Emmys did not comment.