In November 2002, Justin Timberlake launched the music video for “Cry Me A River,” that includes a Britney Spears lookalike sporting her signature hat. The music tells the story of a dishonest girlfriend who clings to the person she wronged, so naturally, individuals put two and two collectively. His 2018 memoir, “Hindsight,” revealed that Timberlake wrote the music in two hours to specific his sophisticated emotions following heartbreak. The pop star claimed he wasn’t attempting to carry anybody down together with his music however merely to create one thing that individuals may relate to.
In August of the next yr, Spears shared her ideas on the video with Elle. “It was onerous for me that he was so exploitative,” she admitted. “Each interview that he did, he was simply speaking about us in such an open method and I simply felt, ‘Is nothing sacred anymore?’ It was bizarre. It was … disappointing,” (by way of CBS Information). When Spears spoke to Diane Sawyer for ABC’s “Primetime,” the host pressed her for solutions about what actually went down of their relationship.
Initially, the “Poisonous” singer dodged the query by acknowledging how devastated she felt after their romance ended, confirming it will at all times maintain a particular place in her coronary heart. Spears additionally gave a relatively obscure response in relation as to if Timberlake’s dishonest accusations have been true: “I believe everybody has a facet of their story to make them really feel a sure method,” she stated. “I am not technically saying he is incorrect, however I am not technically saying he is proper both.”