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Madonna UNFOLLOWS Justin Timberlake Amid Britney Spears Memoir Allegations

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By Kristin Myers on November 3, 2023 at 12:27 PM EDT

Singer Justin Timberlake may be losing friends in the industry after what pop star Britney Spears had to say about him in her memoir, “The Woman In Me,” which was released on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

The Queen of Pop Madonna has been a longtime supporter of the Princess of Pop and it seems that she might not be too happy with what Britney wrote about him in her memoir, as she has unfollowed him from Instagram!

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Madonna Just Made A BIG Statement Regarding The Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake Drama

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In her tell-all memoir, the now 41-year-old pop star reflected on allegations of infidelity and even an unplanned pregnancy that led the “Cry Me A River” singer to disable comments on his Instagram page to try to escape the backlash. However, even though he retreated to Cabo to escape the bad press, fans started covering the Instagram page of his wife, actress Jessica Biel with questions about his infidelity.

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Although the former couple dated from 1999 to 2002, Britney opened up on her at-home abortion for the first time in her memoir. “It was a surprise, but for me, it wasn’t a tragedy. I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day. This would just be much earlier than I’d anticipated,” she wrote in her memoir. “But Justin definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young.”

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“I don’t know if that was the right decision. If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it. And yet Justin was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father,” she continued, adding, “To this day, it’s one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life.” The statement that Justin "didn't want to be a father" at the time did not sit well with many fans, especially with the way that Justin portrayed Britney in interviews following the split.

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Britney Had Nothing But Positive Things To Say About Madonna In Her Memoir

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In her memoir, Britney spoke much more positively about her relationship with Madonna. “If I could go back now, I would try to become my own parent, my own partner, my own advocate – the way I knew Madonna did,” Britney wrote. “She had endured so much sexism and bullying from the public and the industry, and had been shamed for her sexuality so many times, but she always overcame it.”

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She also opened up about the iconic 2003 MTV Video Music Awards kiss, revealing that it had only been an "air kiss" in rehearsals. “I thought to myself, ‘I want a moment like that again this year. With the kiss, should I just go for it?’” Britney later said, “A lot was made of that kiss. Oprah asked Madonna about it. The kiss was treated as a huge cultural moment – ‘Britney kissing Madonna!’ – and it got us both a lot of attention.”

Britney Insists She Has 'Moved On' And Never Meant To 'Offend Anyone' With 'The Woman In Me'

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Even though many are upset with Justin Timberlake for events that happened over two decades ago, Britney told her followers that she has "moved on" and is looking forward to a "clean slate" from here on out in the caption of a short Instagram statement posted a few days before "The Woman In Me" was officially released.

“My book’s purpose was not to offend anyone by any means !!! That was me then …that is in the past !!!” she began. “I don’t like the headlines I am reading …that’s exactly why I quit the business 4 years ago !!! Most of the book is from 20 years ago … I have moved on and it’s a beautiful clean slate from here !!!”

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“I am here to establish it that way for the rest of my entire life !!!” she continued. “Either way, that is the last of it and s— happens !! This is actually a book didn’t know needed to be written … although some might be offended, it has given me closure on all things for a better future !!!”

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“Hopefully I can enlighten people who feel particularly alone in most cases or hurt or misunderstood !!! Again, my motive for this book was not to harp on my past experiences which is what the press is doing and it’s dumb and silly !!!” she concluded. “I have moved on since then !! #TheWomaninMe.”

Britney Spears' memoir "The Woman In Me" was officially released on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

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