Justin Timberlake

​Justin Timberlake’s brutal swipe at Britney ​

Author: Editors Desk Source: News Corp Australia Network:
February 1, 2024 at 15:14


Justin Timberlake seemingly took a shot at his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears during his “One Night Only” birthday concert at Irving Plaza in New York City on Wednesday.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to apologise to absolutely f**king nobody,” the *NSYNC alum told the audience before singing his 2002 hit Cry Me a River, which was inspired by the pop star allegedly cheating on him during their relationship.

Several people flocked to social media to criticise Timberlake, 43, for shading the singer, 42, just two days after she publicly praised his new single, Selfish.

“What a prick!” one user commented on a clip of the Mirrors crooner’s pseudo apology.
 

Justin Timberlake has seemingly taken a brutal swipe at Britney Spears during his New York concert.
Justin Timberlake has seemingly taken a brutal swipe at Britney Spears during his New York concert.


 
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“I’d like to take this opportunity to apologise to absolutely f**king nobody.”


“Nooooo he did not traaaassssh,” another wrote, while one viewer commented with several vomiting emojis.

Others jumped to Timberlake’s defence, with one even telling the former boy band member, “You don’t have to Justin. She is the bad person and her fans are horrible people!”

Spears seemingly hit back at Timberlake on how now-private Instagram account, uploading a cryptic photo of a basketball hoop.

“Someone told me someone was talking shit about me on the streets !!!,” Spears wrote in the caption. “Do you want to bring it to the court or will you go home crying to your mama like you did last time ???”

Timberlake came under fire in October after Spears revealed in her memoir, The Woman in Me, she had an abortion while they were dating because he “wasn’t happy” about the pregnancy and “didn’t want to be a father.”
 

Britney revealed in her memoir she had an abortion while she was dating Timberlake. Picture: Lucy Nicholson /AFP
Britney revealed in her memoir she had an abortion while she was dating Timberlake. Picture: Lucy Nicholson /AFP


The Princess of Pop issued a mea culpa Monday to anyone she “offended” with her bombshell-filled book, writing in a since-deleted Instagram post, “I am deeply sorry.”

She then extended an olive branch to Timberlake specifically, adding, “I also wanted to say I am in love with Justin Timberlake’s new song Selfish.

“It is soo good and how come every time I see Justin and Jimmy [Fallon] together I laugh so hard ???”

Spears even complimented another one of her ex’s new songs, writing, “Ps Sanctified is wow too.”

The Crossroads star unexpectedly showered Timberlake with compliments after her fan base went on a streaming and buying frenzy with her 2011 song Selfish to thwart Timberlake’s new single of the same name from topping the charts.

Her tune entered the Top 40 of the US iTunes chart last Thursday and hit No. 1 by Friday as his track fell from the top spot to No. 3.

The music superstars started dating in 1999 and broke up in 2002.

At the time, Timberlake implied Spears had cheated on him, which she neither confirmed nor denied.
 

Timberlake has been married to actress Jessica Biel since 2012. Picture: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Timberlake has been married to actress Jessica Biel since 2012. Picture: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


 
Britney is currently single after her divorce from husband of one year, Sam Asghari. Picture: Instagram
Britney is currently single after her divorce from husband of one year, Sam Asghari. Picture: Instagram


However, in her memoir, the Toxic singer admitted she had cheated on the Trolls star “one time” with dancer and choreographer Wade Robson.

Timberlake’s treatment of Spears was previously explored in the New York Times’ 2021 documentary Framing Britney Spears, prompting the SexyBack performer to publicly apologise to his ex.

Later that year, he also supported Spears after she came forward in court about her “abusive” 13-year conservatorship, which was officially terminated that November.

Timberlake married Jessica Biel in 2012, and they share two sons: Silas, 8, and Phineas, 3.

Meanwhile, Spears is currently going through a divorce from Sam Asghari. She shares two sons — Sean Preston, 18, and Jayden James, 17 — with her ex-husband Kevin Federline.

This story originally appeared on New York Post and was reproduced with permission

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