Timbaland Offers Apology for Misogynistic Britney Spears ‘Muzzle’ Remark: ‘Say What You Want’

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Britney Spears participates in the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28, 2016 in New York City.

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On Tuesday (Nov. 7), Timbaland strolled back his current misogynistic declaration regarding Britney Spears after an angry reaction versus the manufacturer for remarks he made in a meeting last month in which he stated constant partner Justin Timberlake ought to have placed a “muzzle” on his single partner Spears.

“I apologize to the Britney fans, and her,” Timbaland stated somberly throughout among his routine online TikTok talks while checking out a remark asking him regarding his perspective in the direction of ladies. “Yes, ‘you know about respecting women? Hell yeah!

Rolling Stone reported that Timbaland furthermore stated, “I’m sorry to all the Britney fans, even to her. I’m sorry, because muzzle was — no, you have a voice. You speak what you want to speak. Who am I to tell you what not to speak? And I was wrong for saying that. I was looking at it from a different lens and what I am is a reconcile person. I’m not a person who takes sides.”

The response followed Timbaland took inquiries from the target market throughout an Oct. 29 online meeting with 9th Wonder at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in which somebody inquired about the restored rate of interest in JT’s Tim-generated “Cry Me a River” following Spears’ best-selling tell-all memoir, The Woman in Me.

The 2002 tune from Timberlake’s very first solo cd, Justified, is extensively viewed as a response to the vocalist’s split with Spears — to the spreading of a disloyal blonde lady that looks strangely like Britney in the video clip — and when inquired about the tune throughout the conversation last month, Timbaland stated, “She going crazy, right? I wanted to call and say, ‘JT, you gotta put a muzzle on that girl.”

Spears and Timberlake dated from 1999-2002, and Britney explores elements of their partnership in the narrative, consisting of an abortion she went through while they were with each other. “Justin definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young,” she created, including, “To this day, it’s one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life.”

In guide Spears additionally keeps in mind that the “Cry Me a River” video clip included a “woman who looks like me cheats on him and he wanders around sad in the rain” which the limelights to the video clip for the tune that Timbaland co-wrote and co-produced transformed her right into a “harlot who’d broken the heart of America’s golden boy.” In truth, she included, she was broken-hearted and “comatose in Louisiana” while JT was “happily running around Hollywood.”

Spears followers raged after the Timbaland remarks emerged, banging the manufacturer for his sexist declaration. At press time it did not show up that Timberlake — that has actually maintained a reduced account throughout the run-up and roll-out of the Spears publication — had actually responded to either the initial Timbaland declaration or the apology; Spears additionally shows up not to have actually published a response to either remark.



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