Justin Timberlake made headlines over the weekend for his lengthy, underwhelming, dated apology to Janet Jackson and his ex-girlfriend, Britney Spears.
The NSYNC singer faced backlash in light of The New York Times’ Framing Britney documentary which revisited the way he handled their break up. Fans couldn’t help but unearth his controversial halftime performance with Janet Jackson when JT exposed her breast to the world but she received most (if not all) of the backlash.
“I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond,”Justin wrote. “I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.”
Fans began outpouring support for the female icons including Tinashe who cites Janet and Britney as her idols. “Anyone who knows me knows Britney Spears and Janet Jackson are literally my two biggest idols in the whole universe and I just hope they know how much they mean to me/us,” she wrote.
Janet Jackson hopped in the comment section and left a black heart and hug emoji. “We love you, Queen,” Tinashe replied with a crown emoji and red heart emoji.
Janet Jackson’s reaction was subtle but it’s a clear indication that she’s aware that she’s trending and is seemingly appreciative.
She presumably has a lot more to say behind closed doors but this was long overdue.