Justin Timberlake throws shade at Britney Spears before 'Cry Me a River'

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What goes around does not always come back.

Justin Timberlake apparently posed for a photo of his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears during his “One Night Only” birthday bash at Irving Plaza in New York City on Wednesday.

“I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to absolutely no one,” the *NSYNC alumnus told the crowd before singing his 2002 hit “Cry Me a River,” which was inspired by the pop star cheating on him during their wedding. relationship.

Many people flocked to social media to criticize Timberlake, 43, for shading the 42-year-old “Gimme More” singer, just two days after he publicly praised his new single, “Selfish.”

“What a prick!” 1 user Comment on a clip From the false apology of the “Mirrors” singer.

Justin Timberlake apparently shaded Britney Spears during his performance on Wednesday night.
“I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to anyone at all,” Timberlake told the crowd at Irving Plaza before singing “Cry Me a River.” Getty Images for MTV
The dig came two days after Spears apologized for what she wrote in her amazing memoir. Britney Spears/Instagram

“Nooooo he didn't do that,” another wrote.

One viewer commented with several vomit emojis, while another posted a tomato emoji.

Others jumped to Timberlake's defense, with one even telling the ex: “You don't have to do Justin. She's the bad person and her fans are terrible people!”

The pair dates from 1999 to 2002. WireImage

Timberlake came under fire in October 2023 after Spears revealed in her memoir The Woman In Me that she had an abortion while they were dating because he “wasn't happy” with the pregnancy and “didn't want to be a father.” “.

The princess of pop on Monday issued a guilty plea to anyone she “offended” with her bomb-filled book, writing in a since-deleted Instagram post, “I'm deeply sorry.”

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She then extended an olive branch to Timberlake specifically, adding, “I also wanted to say that I love Justin Timberlake's new song 'Selfish.'

Spears revealed that she had an abortion during her relationship with Timberlake. Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

“It's so good, how it happens every time I see Justin and Jamie [Fallon] Together I laugh so hard???”

Spears even praised another of her new past songs, writing: “Ps 'Sanctified' is great too.”

The “Crossroads” star unexpectedly showered Timberlake with praise after her fan base went into a streaming and purchasing frenzy with her 2011 song “Selfish” to thwart Timberlake's new song of the same name from topping the charts.

On Monday, Spears apologized to anyone she “offended” with her book before paying tribute to Timberlake. Britney Spears/Instagram

Her song entered the top 40 of the US iTunes chart last Thursday and reached number one by Friday as her song fell from number one to number three.

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

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

The “SexyBack” singer just released new music.

But the “Toxic” singer admitted in her memoir that she cheated on the “Trolls” star “once” with dancer and choreographer Wade Robson.


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Timberlake's treatment of Spears was previously explored in the 2021 New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” which prompted the “SexyBack” artist to publicly apologize to his ex.

Timberlake is married to Jessica Biel.

Later that year, he also supported Spears after she went to court over her “abusive” 13-year conservatorship, which was officially ended in November of that year.

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

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




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