Britney Spears unpacked quite a lot of her private life in her new memoir, The Girl in Me. The guide — which hits bookstands on October 24 — takes readers by her conservatorship, notorious relationship with Justin Timberlake and rise to stardom. For all of Britney’s most surprising bombshells from her memoir, maintain studying.
All of Britney’s Claims About Justin Timberlake
Britney and Justin’s first kiss was throughout a recreation of “Truth or Dare” with their All-New Mickey Mouse Membership castmates, she recalled within the guide. As soon as they started courting, Britney and Justin’s passionate relationship took a flip for the more serious.
The “Toxic” artist confirmed that dishonest rumors surrounding her previous romance with the NSYNC band member had been true — they each allegedly stepped out on their relationship. In a single portion of the guide, Britney claimed that Justin connected with “another celebrity,” whose title was not included as a result of she “now has a family” and Britney didn’t need to “embarrass” her.
The Princess of Pop additionally admitted to dishonest on her ex-boyfriend with dancer and choreographer Wade Robson. Nonetheless, she and Justin allegedly “agreed to move past” the infidelity.
Dishonest wasn’t the one downside Britney and Justin had, although. In accordance with the “Everytime” singer, she obtained pregnant whereas courting Justin and obtained an abortion as a result of he “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,” Britney wrote. “It was a surprise, but for me, it wasn’t a tragedy. I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day. This would just be much earlier than I’d anticipated.”
After present process the process, Britney reportedly cried, and Justin tried to consolation her by enjoying music.
As for who ended their tumultuous relationship — which lasted from 1999 to 2002 — Britney revealed how “devastated” she was when Justin broke up together with her by a textual content.
“I was comatose in Louisiana, and he was happily running around Hollywood,” she wrote. Nonetheless, this wasn’t information to a lot of Britney’s followers. In 2022, music video director Chris Applebaum mirrored on how he motivated Britney to movie the video for “Overprotected (Darkchild Remix).”
“I told her she should get out there [and] show Justin he made the biggest mistake of his life,” Chris wrote through Instagram on the time, including, “Let me recommend to any who reads this: don’t break up via text!”
Justin has not publicly responded to any of Britney’s claims in her memoir.
How Britney’s Conservatorship ‘Infantilized’ Her
The multi-award-winning pop star recalled felling like a “robot” when she was positioned beneath her conservatorship in 2008.
“But not just a robot — a sort of child-robot,” Britney wrote. “I had been so infantilized that I was losing pieces of what made me feel like myself. The conservatorship stripped me of my womanhood, made me into a child. I became more of an entity than a person onstage. I had always felt music in my bones and my blood; they stole that from me.”
Britney later mirrored on how “thirteen years went by with [her] feeling like a shadow of [herself].”
“I think back now on my father [Jamie Spears] and his associates having control over my body and my money for that long, and it makes me feel sick,” she identified.
Consuming ‘Toddies’ With Mother Lynne Spears
Whereas she bluntly delved into her father’s “control” over her, Britney additionally opened up about her mom, Lynne Spears. In a single chapter of the memoir, Britney alleged that Lynne gave her alcohol when she was barely an adolescent.
“For fun, starting when I was in eighth grade, my mom and I would make the two-hour drive from Kentwood to Biloxi, Mississippi, and while we were there, we would drink daiquiris,” Britney defined. “We called our cocktails ‘toddies.’ I loved that I was able to drink with my mom every now and then. The way we drank was nothing like how my father did it. When he drank, he grew more depressed and shut down. We became happier, more alive and adventurous.”
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Her ‘Terrifying’ 2001 VMAs Snake Efficiency
After she signed with Jive Data at 15 years outdated, Britney launched into her music profession. Whereas trying again on her record-breaking 2001 MTV Video Music Awards efficiency, she confessed to feeling afraid of the massive snake that she needed to carry round on stage.
“The plan was for me to sing ‘I’m a Slave 4 U,’ and we decided I would use a snake as a prop. It’s become an iconic moment in VMAs history, but it was even more terrifying than it appeared,” she admitted. “All I knew was to look down because I felt if I looked up and caught its eye, it would kill me.”
She continued, “In my head I was saying, ‘Just perform, just use your legs and perform.’ But what nobody knows is that as I was singing, the snake brought its head right around to my face, right up to me, and started hissing. I was thinking, ‘Are you f**king serious right now? The f**king goddamn snake’s tongue is flicking out at me. Right. Now.’ Finally, I got to the part where I handed it back, thank God.”