Timbaland has apologized after saying that Justin Timberlake should have put a “muzzle” on Britney Spears after the singer spoke about her romantic relationship with Timberlake in her memoir, ‘The Woman in Me’.
At a conference held on October 29, Timbaland is asked about Britney’s memoirs, and the producer answers that Spears “is going crazy,” and points out that, as a result of Britney’s words about Justin, “I felt like to call Justin and tell him to put a muzzle on that girl.
Furthermore, Timbaland, producer of ‘Cry Me a River’ and other Timberlake hits, suggests that Britney published the book “to go viral,” because “we live in the age of social media and everyone wants to go viral, and I understand it, because that’s how you make money, you have to get people’s attention.
In the book, Spears reveals that she became pregnant by Timberlake in 2000 and that she had an abortion at the singer’s request “even though, if it had been up to me, I wouldn’t have done it.” She also writes that Timberlake was repeatedly unfaithful to her during her relationship, which took place between 1999 and 2002.
Timbaland’s words, marked for misogyny, have carried the producer to apologize during an Instagram live. «I apologize to Britney’s fans, and also to her. “We must respect women,” were his words. Timbaland has acknowledged that he was “wrong” and has asked Spears’ fans “not to crucify him.”
The connection with Britney and Timbaland (apart from Justin) is found in Danja, producer of much of ‘Blackout’ (2007), which includes the single ‘Gimme More’, and Timbaland’s right-hand man during the ‘FutureSex/’ era. LoveSounds’ (2006) by Justin Timberlake. In 2007, Timbo revealed that Britney had refused to collaborate with him and Justin, and that Britney owed the two an “apology” for acting “uppity” toward them. Timbaland wanted to resurrect Spears’ career and she replied “fuck you, I don’t need anyone.”
‘The Woman in Me’ is estimated to have sold 2.4 million copies worldwide. One million of those copies have been shipped in the United States.