You won’t believe what Britney Spears just said about her ex Justin Timberlake

By Francesca Johnson

Updated Nov 29, 2023 at 02:46 PM

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In a now deleted post on Instagram from Monday 28 March, Britney Spears continued to speak out against those who have wronged her in the past. This time, the post seemed to slam mother Lynne and evil sister Jamie Lynn along with Spears’ infamous ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake.

On Monday night, the post included video footage of Spears dancing to Dusty Springfield’s ‘Son Of A Preacher Man’, donning a polka dot dress. The singer detailed in the post that she was called by Jesus to speak out against those who had “betrayed her the past two decades.”

As you can imagine, fans managed to nab screenshots of the caption where the 40-year-old popstar also proclaimed she was told that her ex “did the same thing” as her family—he used her.

Spurred on by the comment that said ex “served with his first album using your name and claiming you did him dirty,” fans took note that the mystery ex in question is probably Timberlake. His hit album Justified featured the smash single diss track to Spears ‘Cry Me a River’—which he allegedly wrote just two hours after their split.

The song, which peaked at number two on Official Charts, featured lyrics such as “But you didn’t know all the ways I loved you, no. So you took a chance and made other plans,” and “You don’t have to say what you did. I already know. I found out from him.” It’s hard to not assume Spears to be  the heartbreaker from his side of the story.

 

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The two dated from 1999 to 2002 after meeting on the set of The Mickey Mouse Club as youngsters. The split, however, was heavily publicised and played an important part in Spears’ fall from grace as cheating rumours soon circulated on her end as the reason for the couple’s demise. In the following years, the ex-NSYNC singer’s solo career skyrocketed, with a slew of songs that painted Spears as the player. The ‘Toxic’ singer was subsequently painted as the villain of the story, and the tragic backstory behind Timberlake’s broken-hearted ballads. A Spears lookalike was even used for the ‘Cry Me a River’ music video.

Reaching new levels of stardom as Hollywood’s IT boy, Timberlake went on to become a rom con icon, while Spears was still held prisoner by the constraints of her conservatorship.

Hollywood Life noted that in Hindsight, Timberlake’s 2018 autobiography, the R&B singer opened up about writing ‘Cry Me a River’. “The feelings I had were so strong that I had to write it, and I translated my feelings into a form where people could listen and, hopefully, relate to it,” he wrote in the memoir. “People heard me and they understood it because we’ve all been there.”

In February 2021, Timberlake apologised to both Spears and Janet Jackson—whose scandal is a whole other ordeal. About time too, since the apology takes place almost two decades after it was due. Maybe the New York Times’ documentary Framing Britney Spears, released on Netflix that same month, gave him the extra push he needed…

 

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Taking a stand against her mother, Spears began the same post with “Dear child… your mom had a serving with her book at the exact time when you needed her most… all for WHAT? FAME and ATTENTION!”

The ex-Disney star seemed to be referring to her mother’s 2008 memoir Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World published soon after her daughter’s public breakdown following the break up with Kevin Federline.

Amid her public crusade, the scathing Instagram post also fired shots at her younger sister Jamie Lynn. Spears wrote in the post: “Then your blood, [during] one of the hardest times in your life, guess what your sister does[?] A book too… All for what?” The aptly dubbed ‘Princess of Pop’  took issue with Lynn’s “betrayal” as she also released her own book, Things I Should Have Said, which mentions the music icon more than 300 times.

“Knowing doing a book is the last thing you would ever do… well because you ran away from drama and created a dream world for yourself… that’s why artists play characters to escape!” Spears continued.

The post stands as a response to all the harm she fell victim to under years of a restraining conservatorship and countless public slammings. I think we could all do with “a life supply of McDonald’s french fries” too, after that.

 

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