Musician acknowledged mistakes in the relationship with the Queen of Pop between 1999 and 2002 and in the controversy of the 2004 Super Bowl
On the afternoon of Friday, 12, the singer Justin Timberlake posted an apology to his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears and for the singer Janet Jackson past events. The announcement took place on Instagram days after the release of the documentary ‘Framing Britney Spears‘which portrays their relationship between the years 1999 and 2002. The film shows Justin making jokes with his girlfriend during interviews at the time and debating the music video for’ Cry Me a River ‘, in which the singer hired a Britney lookalike to act. The release also revived the controversy involving the musician and Michael Jackson, no Super Bowl 2004.
On the occasion, Justin performed alongside Janet at the halftime show and, during the performance, he removed the protection of one of the singer’s six, making her uncomfortable. The case took Jackson off the stage for years and caused the singer to be Grammy, which happened the week after the sporting event. Timberlake, however, suffered no consequences for the action and was even invited in 2018 to perform again at the Super Bowl. “I saw the messages, tags, comments and concerns and I want to respond,” he wrote on the social network.
“I am deeply sorry for the moments in my life when my actions contributed to problems, when I spoke out of turn or did not defend what was right. I know that I failed in those moments and in many others and I benefited from a system that tolerates misogyny and or racism. I especially want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson, individually, because I care and respect these women and I know I failed. I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves something better and, most importantly, because this is a broader conversation in which I wholeheartedly wish to be a part and grow, ”he added.