Justin Timberlake published a lengthy statement on Instagram Friday (February 12th) addressing the criticism he has faced since the release of Framing Britney Spears.
The “Cry Me A River” singer wrote, “I have seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond. 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 I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condons misogyny and racism.
“I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”