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Justin Timberlake says he didn't use a slur to describe Britney Spears

Feb. 4, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Pop star Justin Timberlake said on Twitter he didn't use a slur to describe his Louisiana-born ex-girlfriend Britney Spears at a weekend concert in New Orleans.

"Sometimes in life, you think you found the one. But then one day you find out, that she is just some [expletive]!" Hollywood Life quoted Timberlake as saying at this past Saturday's concert as he introduced his breakup anthem, "Cry Me a River."

The remark was met with a backlash online from fans who thought he was trash-talking Spears, who can be heard saying, "It's Britney, [expletive]," in two of her hit songs -- "Gimme More" and "Scream & Shout."

"Ok. I see you. Wouldn't disrespect ANYONE personally. Ever. #Relax #ItsBritney[Expletive] I do love that saying though*with accent* #Respect," Timberlake tweeted to upset fans.

The couple dated for three years and broke up in 2002. Spears went on to have two sons with her now-ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Timberlake is now married to actress Jessica Biel.

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