In news just in, Justin Timberlake has issued a public apology to both Janet Jackson and Britney Spears.
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In a lengthy statement issued moments ago, JT addressed the drama that has plagued his career in the wake of his infractions against both ladies.
With Jackson, Timberlake took a laissez-faire (and arguably cocky) approach to the unfair treatment the diva took following their performance at the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show. A platform he would go on to headline himself in 2018. All after officials alluded to Jackson being banned.
As for Spears, the former NYSNC star’s exploitation of their relationship following their break-up saw the starlet ridiculed. Something that only intensified upon the release of the ‘Cry Me A River’ video – which played up the split and featured a Spears look-alike. All of which was chronicled anew last week in the documentary ‘Framing Britney Spears.’
Now, JT is acknowledging the wrong of his “actions” and the role his race and gender played in his privilege.
His statement read:
Long overdue. So overdue that, while appreciated, it’s a little hard to receive in totality.
Had Justin uttered these necessary words when still popping commercially (see: ‘FutureSexLoveSounds’ or ’20/20 Experience’), the sincerity would be less questionable.
Yet, it’s no secret that recent years have seen him put under increased scrutiny (to the point it’s affecting his Pop culture clout) and only then this “reflective” stance.
Still, credit where due. No matter which way it’s diced or sliced, he did apologize.
With that, it begs the question…what now?
Super Bowl producer explains what ACTUALLY happened: