Lovers of late 1990s and early aughts pop culture are having a meltdown over certain new revelations from Justin Timberlake’s memoir.
The 37-year-old musician’s new book, Hindsight & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me, was released earlier this week. In the memoir, Justin discusses certain significant events from his life and career. One tidbit that has everybody up in arms is a section discussing the creation of Justin’s hit song “Cry Me a River” after his breakup with Britney Spears.
“I’ve been scorned. I’ve been pissed off,” he revealed in the memoir, according to People. “I wrote ‘Cry Me a River’ in two hours. I didn’t plan on writing it.”
“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,” the former NSYNC boy-bander continued. “People heard me and they understood it, because we’ve all been there.”
Britney and Justin famously dated from 1999 to 2002 and were one of the most beloved celebrity couples of their time. The two split after rumors emerged that Britney had cheated on Justin. He later went on to include an obvious Britney lookalike in his video for the breakup anthem “Cry Me a River.”
Certain hardcore Britney fans were not pleased with Justin’s comments about the breakup, even though Justin didn’t mention the pop star by name.
Britney, meanwhile, is enjoying life with her extremely fit boyfriend and sharing videos of herself practicing gymnastics moves set to her famous ex’s music. It’s safe to assume she’s not bothered by anything Justin wrote.
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