Justin Timberlake, who famously dated Britney Spears in the early ’90s, responded to the backlash he received after Frame Britney Spears A New York Times documentary premiered on Hulu last week. Timberlake has been shy about his relationship with Spears. Many believed his song “Cry Me a River” and his music video blame Spears for their breakup, using a lookalike actress.
In an Instagram post on Friday morning, Timberlake wrote in part, “I am deeply sorry for the times in my life my actions have contributed to the problem, where I have either spoken out of the curve, or have not spoken of what was right.”
He continued, “I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson alike, because I care about these women and respect them and know that I failed.”
Timberlake was, of course, part of the 2004 Jackson Super Bowl halftime show which included what became known as a “wardrobe malfunction”.