“Cry Me a River,” Justified‘s second single a observe largely assumed to be an autobiographical tackle their cut up probably would have eclipsed its predecessor “Like I Love You,” with its lyrics alone: “You do not have to say what you probably did / I already know, I came upon from him.” However when the video dropped, that includes 18-year-old blonde model-actress Lauren Hastings, a Spears doppelgänger all the way down to the newsboy hat, effectively, it appeared awfully deliberate. Out of the blue Timberlake had a runaway hit and Spears had some ‘splaining to do. 

Timberlake had reached out to tell her that he’d forged a lookalike to seem reverse him, nevertheless it was nonetheless robust to course of. Seeing the video whereas on trip, “I used to be type of in denial, like, I went into this entire denial part or no matter,” she defined to Sawyer. “I do not need to decide him or something like that, as a result of that is the best way he needed to cope with what occurred. And that is advantageous.”

Nonetheless, she continued, “I do know if I used to be in a relationship and one thing occurred, I simply, I could not actually go there.” Positive, her single “Everytime” wherein she sang “My weak point brought on you ache / And this music’s my sorry” appeared to be about Timberlake. However, as she stammered to Sawyer, “I am going to let the music simply converse for itself.”