The 41-year-old pop star once again turned off her social media page as her forthcoming memoir, The Woman in Me, continues to make headlines due to her bombshell revelations.
Ahead of the tell-all book’s release on October 24, teaser excerpts from the book revealed much about her three-year romance with Justin Timberlake, 42, in the 2000’s — which has also prompted the NSYNC member to receive backlash.
Just hours before she decided to deactivate her account, the Toxic hitmaker had shared her fears about the drama already stirring around before she even releases the full tell-all with all of the explosive revelations in its entirety.
Unplugged: Britney Spears deactivated her Instagram account on Friday. The 41-year-old pop star once again turned off her social media page as her forthcoming memoir, The Woman in Me, continues to make headlines due to her bombshell revelations
‘I don’t like the headlines I am reading,’ she had written in a series of now-unavailable posts. ‘That’s exactly why I quit the business 4 years ago !!!’
She noted that most of what she wrote about in her memoir are recollections from many years ago and she has already turned the page so to speak.
‘Most of the book is from 20 years ago,’ she continued. ‘I have moved on and it’s a beautiful clean slate from here !!!’
She asserted that she wants to focus on the present and future and not look back on her past.
The pop star added: ‘I am here to establish it that way for the rest of my entire life !!! Either way, that is the last of it and s*** happens !!!’
Perhaps prompting Spears to go off the grid was that earlier in the day her former songwriting partner, Annet Artani, had spoken to TMZ and refuted one of Spears’ claims about infidelity in her book.
Artani — who helped the singer pen Everytime in 2003 — said that the pop icon’s ‘affair’ with Wade Robson was allegedly more serious and scandalous than she claimed.
In her tell-all, the singer confirmed past rumors and confessed that she had a onetime kiss with her dancer during her three-year relationship with Timberlake.
Off the grid: Just hours before she decided to deactivate her account, the Toxic hitmaker had shared her fears about the drama already stirring around before she even releases the full tell-all with all of the explosive revelations in its entirety
Not about the drama: She noted that most of what she wrote about in her memoir are recollections from many years ago and she has already turned the page so to speak. She asserted that she wants to focus on the present and future and not look back on her past
But Artani said Spears had ‘written and hidden a 14-page breakup letter to the dancer’ — something she said most people don’t do for ‘someone you only kissed’.
She recalled that Timberlake had found Spears’ lengthy note and ‘discovered it hidden in her makeup bag before she had the opportunity to give it’ to the dancer.
Shortly after, the NSYNC member ended up breaking up with the pop star via a text message, which left her devastated and ‘comatose’ as she also talked about in her memoir.
In 2002, it was rumored that Spears and Timberlake had called it quits because she had a fling with the Australian choreographer.
According to The US Sun, Spears confessed in her memoir to sharing a kiss with Robson during a night out.
‘We were out one night and we went to a Spanish bar. We danced and danced,’ she recalled in her upcoming book. ‘I made out with him that night.’
She noted that she was completely loyal to Timberlake for years ‘with that one exception’.
Spears also wrote in her book that she told Timberlake about the kiss and they were able to move past it.
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Split after cheating scandal: Britney Spears’ affair was allegedly more serious than she claimed in her memoir
Her dancer: The 41-year-old singer allegedly had a more scandalous affair with dancer Wade Robson in the early 2000s than the onetime kiss she had finally confessed to and detailed in The Woman In Me
Alleged longtime affair: Her former songwriting partner, Annet Artani revealed to TMZ on Friday that the Toxic hitmaker had written and hidden a 14-page breakup later to the dancer
Discovered her infidelity: Artani — who helped the singer pen Everytime in 2003 — recalled that Justin Timberlake, Spears’ boyfriend at the time, had ‘discovered it hidden in her makeup bag’ before she had the opportunity to give it to the dancer
Baring it all: In her bombshell tell-all, which is set for release on October 24, Spears confessed to sharing a kiss with Robson during a night out
In 2001, Robson choreographed her iconic Oops… I Did It Again and I’m A Slave 4 U music videos as well as her Live from Las Vegas concert special.
In 2002, Timberlake ended his three-year relationship with Spears and released his song, Cry Me a River, shortly after.
Spears then released her ballad, Everytime — which many believed was her response and her apology.
After excerpts from her upcoming memoir revealed she had an abortion after becoming pregnant with Timberlake’s child, fans have started speculating that the song, Everytime, is about Spears losing her baby.
In her bombshell tell-all, which is set for release on October 24, Spears claimed she underwent an abortion because he ‘didn’t want to be a father’.
She said she ‘dreamed of having a family’ with the actor and wanted to keep the baby, but he ‘wasn’t ready’ to become a parent and thought they were too young.