Britney Spears seems to clap back at Justin Timberlake following NYC concert comments

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Just when we assumed all was good between Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, it seems things have taken a turn.

During Timberlake’s free New York City concert on Jan. 31, the singer told the crowd, “I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to absolutely f—ing nobody,” right before he began to sing his 2002 hit “Cry Me a River.”

The music video of the song famously portrays a Spears lookalike and the lyrics accuse the female of being unfaithful.

This created the narrative that Spears had cheated on Timberlake and many believe that was what caused the two to break up.

His comment came just two days after his famous ex seemed to have apologized to him, in a now-deleted post to Instagram.

“I wanna apologize for some of the things I wrote about in my book,” she wrote in the caption. “If I offended any of the people I genuinely care about I am deeply sorry.”

The “Baby One More Time” singer then extended an olive branch to Timberlake.

“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 together I laugh so hard?”

Spears referenced her 2023 tell-all memoir “The Woman In Me,” where the pop star revealed intimate details of the former couple’s relationship in the early 2000s.

One of the major bombshells was when Spears revealed she was pregnant with the former NSYNC member’s child when they were both around 19 years old. However, she ended up getting an abortion because she said Timberlake wasn’t ready to be a father.

She also claimed the “SexyBack” artist cheated on her multiple times and broke up with her through a text message.

The “Crossroads”‘ actress also touched on “Cry Me a River.”

She wrote that the video featured, “a woman who looks like me cheats on him and he wanders around sad in the rain.”

She noted that neither one of them was that innocent.

“I felt there was no way at the time to tell my side of the story. I couldn’t explain, because I knew no one would take my side once Justin had convinced the world of his version. I don’t think Justin realized the power he had in shaming me. I don’t think he understands to this day.”

Her apology came as Timberlake is currently promoting his upcoming album “Everything I Thought It Was.”

Last week he dropped “Selfish,” his first solo single in almost six years.

Spears fans trolled the singer by streaming her 2011 song by the same name from her album “Femme Fatale.” The move pushed the 13-year-old song to number one on iTunes on Friday.

Timberlake’s recent comments also come about a month after he seemed to apologize to Spears.

In December of 2023, during his performance of the opening of the Fountainbleu in Las Vegas, he said, “No disrespect” before singing “Cry Me a River.”
But now, it appears he’s changed his tune.

Spears also seems to have caught wind of this and fired back on Instagram.

She posted Hang Hee Kim’s photograph titled, “Perfect Timing,” which depicts a basketball hoop in front of a full moon.

“Someone told me someone was talking s–t about me on the streets!!!” she wrote in the caption. “Do you want to bring it to the court or will you go home crying to your mom like you did last time??? I’m not sorry !!!”

Many fans will remember the iconic photo, where the two took part in the celebrity basketball game Challenge for the Children III in Las Vegas back in 2001.

KTLA 5 has reached out to both Britney Spears’ and Justin Timberlake’s teams and is awaiting a response.

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