Justin Timberlake as soon as requested haters to cry him a river when it arrives to singing about his break up with Britney Spears.
Just days just before Spears’ memoir, The Lady in Me, hits cabinets on Tuesday, October 24, resurfaced footage — seemingly from comedian Dave Chappelle’s August 24 birthday celebration — showed Timberlake, 42, singing his strike “Cry Me a River,” a track allegedly about his romantic relationship and subsequent break up from Spears, 41.
Before launching into the 2002 solitary, he exposed that men and women have warned him to ditch the keep track of from his reside general performance. “They reported not to do this [song] no much more,” he informed the crowd in the clip, which is circulating via X (previously regarded as Twitter). “F—k that!”
Timberlake and Spears — who fulfilled on the established of the All New Mickey Mouse Club in the early ‘90s — created their general public debut as a pair in 1999. They named it quits in 2002 following a few years of courting amid stories of infidelity. “Cry Me a River” also appeared to recommend a cheating scandal, with Timberlake employing a Spears lookalike to costar in the songs movie.
Right after its premiere in 2002, Spears explained to Rolling Stone that Timberlake warned her he was releasing a “controversial” video.
“He got what he desired. I think it appears to be like like this kind of a determined attempt, personally,” she told the outlet at the time. “But that was a good way to provide the history. He’s clever.”
Prior to her book’s Oct 24 release, a resource completely informed Us Weekly that Spears admits to earning out with choreographer Wade Robson when relationship Timberlake in The Woman in Me. She writes that the pair “agreed to transfer past” the infidelity specified the decades that she was “loyal to Justin” and “only experienced eyes for him.”
On the other hand, Spears also suggests that Timberlake cheated on her “a few of times” all over their partnership. In 1 instance, Spears alleges that the Grammy winner was photographed with “one of the women from All Saints” even though out in London in 2000. At a afterwards date, she suggests he allegedly bragged to a single of Spears’ dancers about a female he hooked up with the night prior to in Las Vegas.
Around the decades, Timberlake has raised eyebrows on many events for his commentary on Spears. Through a 2003 appearance on 20/20, Barbara Walters questioned Timberlake whether Spears experienced “kept her guarantee to wait [to have sex] until eventually marriage.” In reaction, Timberlake infamously burst out laughing. In a 2006 profile with journalist Robert Haskell, Timberlake claimed that if “I was composing an posting about [Britney], I would not be capable to fight the urge to produce every single filthy detail about her.” (Screenshots of the short article ended up shared through X by a Spears supporter account on Thursday, October 19.)
Timberlake later apologized for the remarks, expressing he needed to “take accountability” for his hurtful phrases in a prolonged May perhaps 2021 Instagram assertion. “I know I unsuccessful,” he reported at the time. “I also sense compelled to answer, in aspect, since all people associated warrants far better and most importantly, simply because this is a much larger dialogue that I wholeheartedly want to be a component of and improve from.”
In the meantime, as the launch day for The Girl in Me looms nearer, a next insider informed Us previously this month that Timberlake is making an attempt to steer very clear of the drama.
“Justin will usually be supportive of Britney and all of her endeavors, but he’s attempting to length himself from her forthcoming e book,” the resource defined. “It’s not a thing he’s concentrating as well a great deal on in conditions of just about anything she could possibly go over when it will come to their previous partnership.”
Spears, in the meantime, took to Instagram on Friday, October 20, to explain that her memoir is not meant to “offend any person.” “That was me then … that is in the earlier!!!” she wrote.
Subsequent his break up from Spears, Timberlake went on to wed Jessica Biel in 2012. The couple share sons Silas, 8, and Phineas, 3. Spears, for her element, shares sons Sean, 18, and Jayden, 17, with ex-spouse Kevin Federine. She not long ago separated from Sam Asghari, who filed for divorce in August soon after 14 months of relationship.