Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
“I want to seize this moment to offer my apologies to absolutely no one,” Timberlake declared before performing ‘Cry Me a River’ live on Wednesday.
Amid ongoing exchanges (or lack thereof) between former flames Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, the saga continues.
Following confirmation from a concert attendee to PEOPLE that Timberlake, 43, uttered, “I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to absolutely f—ing nobody” before performing “Cry Me a River” at his Wednesday concert in New York City, Spears, 42, seemed to respond on Instagram.
In a post on Thursday, the “Everytime” singer wrote, “Someone told me someone was talking s— about me on the streets !!! [sic] 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 !!!”
Britney Spears delved into her past relationship with Justin Timberlake in her 2023 memoir, “The Woman In Me.” In the book, she revealed undergoing an abortion with Timberlake’s child, recounting that he ended their relationship through a text message, cheated on her, and publicly humiliated her with the 2002 song and video for “Cry Me a River.” The song is rumored to be about her infidelity (which she admitted to in the book).
Timberlake’s recent declaration during his concert, where he stated he was apologizing to “absolutely f—ing nobody” before performing “Cry Me a River,” occurred about a month after he seemed to respond to what Spears wrote about the hit song. At a live performance in December at the Fontainebleau in Las Vegas, he told the crowd, “No disrespect,” before launching into the song.
Timberlake’s recent statement follows closely after Britney Spears shared reflections on stories from her memoir in a now-deleted Instagram post over the weekend.
In the post, Spears wrote, “I wanna apologize for some of the things I wrote about in my book. If I offended any of the people I genuinely care about I am deeply sorry…” The post featured a video of Timberlake singing a medley of his hits with The Roots on a recent episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Justin Timberlake appeared to subtly address his past in a recent interview with Zane Lowe, where he was promoting his upcoming album, “Everything I Thought It Was,” set to be released on March 15.
“I was able, on some of the songs, to look back at the past and have a real, not a refracted perspective of what it was because they always say … you always hear that thing about, well, there’s never any truth, there’s just everybody’s perspective of what happened,” the “Selfish” singer said. “But to really look at it and be able to metabolize and verbalize my perspective on it, I don’t think I’ve ever really done that before.”