Justin Timberlake is ‘Desperate’ to Know What Britney Spears Wrote About Him in Upcoming Biography
Justin Timberlake is reportedly “desperate” to get his hands on a copy of Britney Spears’ upcoming biography. And fans want
Justin Timberlake is reportedly “desperate” to get his hands on a copy of Britney Spears’ upcoming biography.
And fans want to know why.
A number of news outlets have reported that the “Sexy Back” and former N’SYNC superstar and music producer is scrambling to get his hands on a copy of Spears’ upcoming biography before it releases.
And it may be because he’s worried about what she’s going to say about his role in her life.
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears
According to Radar Online, Justin Timberlake is ‘desperate’ for an early copy of Britney Spears’ book before it hits shelves.
“His future is literally in her hands. He’s doing everything he can to get the biography before anyone else.” pic.twitter.com/iLIS08RUhD
— KingSpears (@godkneebitch) May 15, 2023
Earlier this week, it was widely reported that Spears’ upcoming biography has hit a bit of a snafu. According to rumors, there are a number of A-list celebrities worried about what Spears might reveal when the biography hits shelves.
RadarOnline reports, “It’s unknown exactly which of her fellow celebrities’ concerns led to her book being pushed back, but one source close to the situation claimed Timberlake could be one of them.
‘Justin’s future is literally in the hands of Britney,’ tattled an insider about their whirlwind romance which spanned from early 1999 until 2002. ‘She knows everything.'”
And Timberlake’s fears could be well-founded.
Timberlake has faced criticism over the years for his role in exploiting an apparently mentally-ill young Spears when her career first launched, and for knowing the unhealthy conditions of her conservatorship but not stepping in to help the star.
The pair first met as young Disney stars as kids, and they became the Hollywood “it” couple before long.
US Weekly reports that the pair first confirmed they were dating in 1999; “‘With him, it’s still the same as I felt two years ago. But it is a deeper love now than when I was younger,’ Spears gushed to The Observer in 2001. ‘Like, we’ve gone through so much together and we’ve known each other since we were 12 years old. We know each other inside and out.’
That same year, the ‘Oops! … I Did It Again’ songstress confirmed Timberlake was the one who pursued her.
‘He definitely asked me out. We were doing a radio show, and this was before ‘…Baby One More Time’ came out … He knocks on the door and is like, ‘Can I see Britney?’ ‘ she recalled on Rich & Famous. ‘And [my assistant] Felicia [Culotta] didn’t know who he was and she was like, ‘No. Who are you?’ And I was like, ‘No! It’s Justin!’.’”
They split in 2003, and the two made mention of their relationship throughout the years – some positive mentions, and some negative.
But when it became clear in the late 2010’s that Spears was suffering under her now decade-old conservatorship, many turned to Timberlake to ask why he hadn’t gone more to protect his ex and lifelong friend.
After the documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” drew international attention to Spears’ plight, US Weekly writes that Timberlake responded; “‘I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond. 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,’ he wrote in February 2021. ‘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 I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and most importantly, because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be part of and grow from.’
After acknowledging that he was a man in a ‘privileged position’ of power, Timberlake concluded, ‘I know this apology is a first step and doesn’t absolve the past. I want to take accountability for my own missteps in all of this as well as be part of a world that uplifts and supports. I care deeply about the wellbeing of the people I love and have loved. I can do better and I will do better.’”
So if we already know – and he’s already acknowledged – that he should have done more to help Spears, what else could he fear she might reveal?
It’s hard to say, but Spears has been pulling zero punches since being freed from her conservatorship. She’s throwing everyone under the bus who contributed to her captivity, and that includes the people closest to her.
So Timberlake’s fears could be justified.