Justin Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears, Janet Jackson after New York Times documentary

Ellen James|February 13, 2021

'I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually,' writes Justin

Justin Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears, Janet Jackson after New York Times documentary

Justin Timberlake regrets his past sexist behavior against Britney Spears and Janet Jackson.

Taking to his Instagram on Friday, Timberlake made a public apology to Spears and Jackson for his misogynistic behavior back in the days.

“I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond,” he wrote. “I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.

“I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”


For the unversed, the apology has come in the light of two incidents that date back to more than 20 years.

Britney and Justin dated for a while at the start of their careers. The Mirrors singer later accused the pop star of cheating on him and defamed her in a cryptic single, Cry Me A River.

As for Janet Jackson, Timberlake is referring to the Super Bowl scandal where he pulled back part of the star's clothes and exposed her body.

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