It seems that the relationship between Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake remains troubled. After the singer apologized for her statements about her ex in the book “Britney Spears: The Woman in Me”, the artist released a comment this Wednesday (31), which has not been well received.
The atmosphere between Spears and Timberlake had been shaky since the release of the biography, in which the blonde made shocking revelations about her relationship with the former ‘N Sync. However, last Monday (29), she used social media to support Justin’s new single, the song “Selfish”. Britney shared a video of the singer’s appearance on “The Tonight Show”, and cited the autobiography. “I want to apologize for some of the things I wrote in my book. If I have offended some of the people I truly care about, I am deeply sorry“, she said.
The comments came after the diva’s fans took her own song “Selfish”, from the album “Femme Fatale” (2011), to the top of the iTunes chart in the United States, on the same day that the song of the same name by Justin was released. While Britney’s hit reached number one, the singer’s track fell from number one to number three.
Even with the public apology, Timberlake, according to internet users, seems to continue to hold a grudge against his ex. During a performance in New York, this Wednesday (31), Justin apparently revealed how he felt about Spears’ speech. “I would like to take this opportunity to apologize… to absolutely no one,” he fired.
The video of the moment went viral on X (formerly Twitter) and, according to witnesses, Timberlake’s comment came before the artist sang “Cry Me a River”, a controversial song that talks about his breakup with Britney. Watch below:
The former relationship between Spears and Timberlake “haunts” the former couple to this day. The duo were one of the biggest “power couples” in Hollywood at the beginning of their careers, but the end proved bitter and marked by controversies, including the song “Cry Me a River”.
The subject returned to public attention last year, when the diva released her memoir. In the work, Britney revealed that she had been forced by Justin to have a home abortion and that she had also been betrayed by the singer. The negative repercussion removed Timberlake from social media and left the atmosphere between them even worse.
Rumors of a rivalry between the two gained strength after Justin made ironic comments during performances of “Cry Me a River”, one in July, and the other in December 2023.