timbaland Facing criticism for his controversial comments about Britney Spears,
“She’s going crazy, isn’t she?” Timbaland, 51, said about Spears, 41, in footage of a panel interview that recently aired. Via X (formerly known as Twitter), His comments came after a journalist told him Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” – which was produced by Timbaland – “made headlines again” following the release of Spears’ memoir, the woman inside me,
Timbaland — who was speaking at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., for “Sounds Architects: A Producer’s Conversation” last month — said he wanted to call Timberlake, 42, and say, “JT, you should be on that girl. Must be muzzled.” ,
Spears’ fans criticized Timbaland – who has frequently collaborated with Timberlake over the years – for her comments via social media, with some users deeming the comment “misogynistic” – and others laughing at the crowd at the event. Called for.
“What was funny? Joke [Britney’s] mental state and [joking] About the muzzle? Is this the way to treat a woman who has already been abused by Hollywood/her family?” One person commented, while another said, “Timbaland saying Justin Timberlake should have ‘muzzled’ Britney is really crazy because Britney has been treated like a caged animal for the last 13 years.” Used to be.”
For his part, Timbaland continued to criticize Spears for her memoir during the panel, claiming she wrote the book just “to get people’s attention.”
“You know what? We live in the age of social media and… everyone wants[s] To go viral,” he said. “I get it because that’s how you make money [is to] Spread out.”
the woman inside mewhich made headlines in October, contained explicit details of Spears’ past, including various claims about her relationship with Timberlake, whom she dated from 1999 to 2002 after meeting on set. mickey mouse club, In her first article, Spears spoke out about alleged infidelities on both sides, recalled Timberlake’s breakup via text message and revealed that before the pair broke up, she had sex at home when she found out she was pregnant. Had just got an abortion.
“But Justin was definitely not happy with the pregnancy. They said we weren’t ready to have a child in our lives because we were too young,” she wrote. “I’m sure people will hate me for this, but I agreed not to have a child. I don’t know if that was the right decision. If it had been left to me, I would never have done it. And yet Justin was so sure he didn’t want to be a father.”
Spears also mentions Timberlake’s infamous “Cry Me a River” – and its subsequent music video – in her book, and details the “power” of Timberlake to “sham” her following their split. (The single’s music video features a Spears-like man who appears to recount the pair’s breakup and accuses her of infidelity.)
Spears also wrote that although her managers tried to portray her as “an eternal virgin”, after Timberlake publicly confirmed in a 2003 interview with Barbara Walters that their relationship was sexual, was, she was immediately branded a “cheating slut” and a liar.
after the woman inside me Release, a source tells exclusively us weekly The former ‘NSync band member didn’t expect Spears to delve as deep into his personal history as he did.
The insider said, “Justin thought Britney could talk about their ups and downs in more normal terms — and not about their extremely personal, dirty laundry.” “He’s disappointed that she went down this path after decades of separation.” (Timberlake turned off his Instagram comments in the wake of the memoir drama.)
Timberlake – who tied the knot jessica biel In 2013 – has not been addressed publicly the woman inside meAlthough a different source said We Last month he said he was “trying to distance myself” from his ex-wife’s claims. Meanwhile, Spears insisted that she did not intend to “offend” anyone by the memoir.
“My book was not intended to offend anyone in any way,” she wrote via Instagram in October. “That was me then…that is the past!!! It’s a pretty clean slate out here!!! I’m here to keep it that way for the rest of my life!!! Anyhow, this is the last part of it and it happens. This is really a book that I didn’t know needed to be written, although some people may be upset, it has given me the opportunity to put everything to rest for a better future.