American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake recently expressed his regrets and apologized to both Britney Spears and Janet Jackson over events that happened years ago.
However, social media users were wary of his apology as they did not think it came from a genuine place. Yet, a source with “Page Six” came forward to confirm that Timberlake was indeed sincere with his apology.
The source spoke to Page Six and disclosed that the “Temerity” singer apologized because he was truly sorry and that it was not all about the publicity for him.
A Past Transgression
Earlier on Friday, Timberlake opened up about his previous romantic relationship with Spears and addressed the controversies surrounding it in a lengthy Instagram post.
He also spoke on how the media blacklisted Jackson following their catastrophic 2004 “Super Bowl” performance.
Part of the apology was in response to being trolled on social media by Spears’ fans, fondly referred to as the “Britney Army.”
The “Army” openly came for the “Cry Me A River” singer after a biopic of Spears titled “Framing Britney Spears” was released by the “New York Times.”
Timber lake, Spears And Jackson
The documentary was about Spears’ ongoing conservatorship battle with her father and her trials and tribulations in the music industry.
The documentary gave prominence to a segment when Timberlake boasted on a radio show that he had slept with Spears. His group advised him to make her a villain in the relationship by speculating that she cheated on him to get public attention.
In addition to that, fans were also angry that the 40-year-old singer appeared unscathed even though he also participated alongside Jackson for the disastrous “Super Bowl” show in 2004.
The Wardrobe Malfunction
During the performance in 2004, Jackson had ripped off part of her outfit to expose her bare breast to millions of people leading to a controversy. However, most of the public outrage was directed at Jackson rather than Timberlake at the time of the event.
In his Instagram post, the “Suit and Tie” crooner apologized to both women and reaffirmed his respect for them for who they are as a person and as artists.
He also admitted to his failure and apologized for being a “white male celebrity,” and said the system was rigged for him to succeed.
Justin Timberlake’s Open Apology
An insider who confided in Page Six maintained that Timberlake was genuinely sorry and took his battle against social injustice seriously even though he had benefited from it.
On the Instagram post, Timberlake wrote,
“I have not been perfect in navigating all of this throughout my career. I know this apology is the first step and doesn’t absolve the past. I want to take accountability for my missteps in all of this as well as be part of a world that uplifts and supports.”