Sunday, April 21, 2024

Britney Spears Takes It Back, Rescinds Apology to Justin Timberlake, Others, Removes Post Fawning Over Ex’s New Song


Apologies are fleeting, folks. Savor them.

Britney Spears has rescinded her apology to Justin Timberlake and others for what she dictated into her book, “The Woman in Me.”

The Instagram post is gone after less than 24 hours and making headlines everywhere. (We were the first to report it over last night.)

Spears had posted a video of Justin playing a medley of his hits on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight show with school instruments. She said she was sorry if she offended anyone in the book. Also, she really liked Justin’s new music.

This was after she drew Timberlake as a villain in the book, putting her through an abortion at age 17 and then dumping her.

But that was last night, which was full of regret and nostalgia. Tonight, either Spears or someone in her camp pulled the post. She was getting a very negative reaction from her fans, who had worked themselves into a frenzy hating Timberlake.

Yes, we have wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, over 100 Israeli hostages missing, the specter of a madman running for President again. But this is what we are worried about.

Below, please find the original post, now without music. But you get the idea. Tears for Spears. The circus continues, albeit without that apology.

Timberlake performs a one time only show tomorrow night at Irving Plaza in New York, to promote his new single, “Selfish,” and album coming in March.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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