Justin Timberlake apologized to Britney Spears after a new documentary led to criticism of how he treated her during and after their relationship.
After finding fame at the end of the 1990s, Spears said she was waiting until she was married to lose her virginity. Framing Britney Spears featured archive clips of Timberlake discussing his sexual relationship with the singer. He said he was “deeply sorry” and wanted to “take accountability.”
He also apologised to Janet Jackson for failing to support her over their controversial Super Bowl performance. Timberlake and Spears dated between 1999 and 2002, while he was a member of boy band N*Sync.
After their split, he indirectly accused her of cheating on him when he hired a lookalike to appear in the video for his single Cry Me A River.
Two years later, at the 2004 Super Bowl, Timberlake performed with Janet Jackson, accidentally exposing her breast, which led to outcry and complaints from viewers.