“Cry Me a River,” Justified‘s second single a monitor largely assumed to be an autobiographical tackle their cut up seemingly 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 right down to the newsboy hat, nicely, it appeared awfully deliberate. Abruptly Timberlake had a runaway hit and Spears had some ‘splaining to do. 

Timberlake had reached out to tell her that he’d solid a lookalike to look reverse him, but it surely was nonetheless powerful to course of. Seeing the video whereas on trip, “I used to be type of in denial, like, I went into this entire denial section or no matter,” she defined to Sawyer. “I do not wish to choose him or something like that, as a result of that is the best way he needed to cope with what occurred. And that is high-quality.”

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” during which she sang “My weak spot induced you ache / And this music’s my sorry” appeared to be about Timberlake. However, as she stammered to Sawyer, “I will let the music simply communicate for itself.”