Britney Spears has apologized to Justin Timberlake for revealing in her memoirs that she had an abortion at his insistence during their relationship. This led to the fact that the musician, who at that time had just decided to resume his musical career, was strongly criticized by the singer’s fans.
"I want to apologize for some of the things I wrote about in my book. If I offended anyone I truly care about, I'm so sorry," she wrote on Instagram*.
She also praised Timberlake's new songs. I'm excited about Justin Timberlake's new song Selfish. She's so good. PS The song Sanctified is also wow,” she wrote.
The singer's post comes shortly after Britney's fans, seeking revenge on her ex-lover, pushed her old song Selfish to the top of the iTunes chart in the US, causing it to overtake Timberlake's song of the same name.
The scandal surrounding Spears' memoirs seriously affected Justin Timberlake's reputation: Britney's fans were very sensitive to the story about her experiences due to an abortion. Timberlake began to be bullied - he was even forced to close comments on his Instagram*. According to insiders, this even affected his relationship with his wife Jessica Biel, who did not know about Britney's abortion. But the couple, apparently, managed to resolve the relationship.
Friends stood up for Timberlake: rapper Timbaland said that Justin should have “put a muzzle on Britney,” but later apologized for his words after the persecution that befell him.
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake dated for three years, from 1999 to 2002. At the time of the start of the relationship, Britney was 17 years old, and Justin was 18. Their breakup was loud: there were rumors that they broke up because of Britney’s betrayal, and soon Timberlake recorded the song Cry Me a River, the video for which talks about the girl’s betrayal. Spears said in her memoirs that in fact Justin left her, and he did it via SMS.