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Britney Spears Apologized To The People She Wrote About In Her Memoir And Praised Justin Timberlake's New Song

Justin Timberlake's comeback attempt hit a snag last week when Britney Spears fans trolled his new single.

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The former NSYNC member released a new song titled "Selfish," and Brit happens to have a 2011 jam with the same name. So, her fans streamed her 13-year-old tune until it rose to the top of the iTunes charts, besting Justin's song.

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For the past few years, their old relationship has been back in the limelight. After the #FreeBritney documentaries and the end of her conservatorship, Britney released a 2023 memoir revealing details of her life for the first time, including the abortion she had because "he didn’t want to be a father."

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All of this sparked massive backlash toward Justin's previous treatment of his ex. People were outraged at the world's reaction to their breakup: vilifying her while he went on to enjoy a successful career. Though Justin is clearly ready to move on beyond being tied to Britney, her fans aren't as willing to leave the past in the past.

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Well, Britney now seems ready to move on herself. According to People, she recently shared a post on her Instagram page — which is currently set to private — addressing the whole situation.

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"I wanna apologize for some of the things I wrote about in my book," she began.

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"If I offended any of the people I genuinely care about, I am deeply sorry."

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She then seemed to offer an olive branch by complimenting JT's new music.

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"I also wanted to say I am in love with Justin Timberlake’s new song 'Selfish' 🌹 It is soo good and how come every time I see Justin and Jimmy together I laugh so hard ??? Ps 'Sanctified' is wow 🤩 too," she concluded.

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You can watch the music video for Justin's song "Selfish" here:

What do you think of Justin's new music? Share your thoughts in the comments below!