February 28, 2011 at 06:30 PM EST

Image Credit: Rick Rowell/ABCThe nearly-five-year wait for a followup to 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds may finally be over.

Justin Timberlake (a.k.a. the Wondrous Singing Booger, or should we say … Banksy?) told reporters on last night’s Oscars red carpet: “I have not retired from music.” Though, he admits, “I am unemployed right now and that is very dangerous. It gets hard to motivate yourself to do anything besides golf.”

For more details on when and how he’ll be returning to the studio, see our piece in this Friday’s print magazine.

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