Two a long time after Cry Me A River — Britney is crying foul.
Britney Spears (and Jesus Christ, apparently) aren’t pleased with Justin Timberlake.
On Monday night time, whereas exhibiting off a brand new polka dot gown on Instagram to the tune of Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man,” the singer launched a scathing written assault on her mother, her sister … and one ex-boyfriend particularly.
“Ok … so I like my new dress,” she started in her since-deleted submit. “Pssss guess what???? I had a calling last night from Jesus and you know what he said???”
“‘Dear child … your mom had a serving with her book at the exact time when you needed her most… all for WHAT?? FAME and ATTENTION!!!!”‘ she quoted the Lord, earlier than turning on JT.
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“Your ex did the same thing … he served with his first album using your name claiming you did him dirty!!!”
Britney did not point out Justin by title, however there was no mistaking to whom she was referring … simply because it wasn’t tough to determine who the thriller heartbreaker was in 2002’s “Cry Me A River.”
“Then your blood, one of the hardest times in your life guess what you sister does… a book too,” Jesus went on, per Britney. “… all for what???? Knowing doing a book is the last thing you would ever do … well because you ran away from drama and created a dream world for yourself… that’s why artists create characters to escape!!!!”
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“So since I know you don’t want to tell your story as Jesus your Lord and Savior… I’m gonna give you 5 bottles of jack and a life supply of McDonald’s french fries… now go play dear child!!!!.”
Justin by no means confirmed the track — launched simply after their break-up in 2002 — was about Britney, however the doppelganger he forged within the video mentioned all of it:
The lyrics, particularly “You don’t have to say / what you did / I already know / I found out from him” appeared to counsel she cheated on him; Justin additionally did little to quell the rumor he began, and was fairly glad to drink up the sympathy at Britney’s expense as she was forged because the villain.
In his 2018 memoir-of-sorts “Hindsight”, Justin described the writing course of, recalling feeling “scorned” and “pissed off” — however once more, avoiding Britney’s title.
“I wrote ‘Cry Me a River’ in two hours. I didn’t plan on writing it,” he wrote on the time. “The feelings I had were so strong that I had to write it, and I translated my feelings into a form where people could listen and, hopefully, relate to it. People heard me and they understood it because we’ve all been there.”
It took Justin a full 19 years to apologize to Britney — which he lumped in along with his Janet Jackson apology — with out actually specifying what he was apologizing for.
Last 12 months Britney poked enjoyable on the notorious music video … by dressing up because the lady dressed up as her:
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