Music producer Timbaland has come under fire after recent remarks he made about Britney Spears surfaced, causing outrage among fans. During a conversation at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, he interrupted a question about Justin Timberlake's breakup song, "Cry Me A River," inspired by his split from Britney, by insulting the pop star and suggesting that Timberlake should silence her.
In her memoir, Britney revealed shocking details about her relationship with Timberlake, including claims that he got her pregnant and urged her to have an abortion. Timbaland's disparaging comments, which were met with laughter from the audience, have since sparked backlash on social media, with many labeling him a misogynist.
Fans of Britney Spears took to social media to express their disappointment in Timbaland's remarks and criticize his competence as a record producer. Some fans even referenced reports that Britney had declined his offers to produce for her and chose to work with his regular collaborator Danja instead. Timbaland had previously expressed bitterness over this decision and suggested that a collaboration with Justin would have been more successful for Britney's career.
Others pointed out Timbaland's past comments about Aaliyah, in which he admitted to being attracted to her when she was underage. Madonna, another supporter of Britney, seemingly unfollowed Timbaland on social media following his controversial remarks.
Timbaland's insensitive comments serve as a reminder of the ongoing challenges women face in the music industry and the importance of supporting and empowering female artists to share their truth.