Timbaland, a long-time collaborator of Justin Timberlake, has openly criticized Britney Spears following the release of her new autobiography.
Spears' book delves into her past relationship with Timberlake, revealing allegations of infidelity and claims that Timberlake persuaded her to have an abortion, a decision she later regretted.
The criticism came to light during a live talk where Timbaland questioned Spears' mental health. "She's going crazy, right?" Timbaland remarked when asked about Spears' new book.
He also expressed a desire to contact Timberlake, suggesting that Spears should have been silenced.
Huge backlash for Timbaland
However, this comment has sparked a wave of criticism from Spears' fans, who accused Timbaland of misogyny. In response to the backlash, Timbaland issued an apology. In a TikTok video, he addressed Spears and her fans, saying, "I apologize to the Britney fans and to her. And about respecting women? Hell yeah."
This incident highlights the ongoing sensitivity surrounding Spears' personal life and the scrutiny public figures face when commenting on such matters.
Timbaland's apology seems to be an attempt to reconcile with Spears' fanbase and to affirm his respect for women in the wake of the controversy.