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Justin Timberlake @ Oprah

Justin Timberlake @ Oprah

Justin Timberlake only had good things to say about former girlfriend Britney Spears despite her making headlines for out-of-the-ordinary behavior:

Oprah: What do you think is going on with Britney?

Justin: I don’t know, to be honest with you. I haven’t spoken to her in years. I mean, there’s no ill will—I have nothing but love for her. It’s funny because we dated each other at a time…wow, I haven’t talked about this in a long time. It’s interesting.

Oprah: But you’ve never talked about it to me, so it’s okay.

Justin: Hey, let’s get it in, girl.

Oprah: Let’s get it in.

Justin: We were teenagers, you know?

Oprah: Yes, famous teenagers.

Justin: I think that’s basically the best way to describe what happened to us. I think she’s a great person, and I don’t know her as well as I did …. What I do know about her is she has a huge heart, and she is a great person.

Catch Justin and Idol champ Kelly Clarkson on today’s episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show!

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  • marcia

    I love this guy! He’s a gentleman, no bad memories or comments about his past relationships. Love you JT

  • SaRaH

    second

  • Bri

    Its nice to see someone actually saying something nice about Britney lately.

  • Flisbeth

    Nicely done, young man

  • clear

    JARED I’m completly addicted to your site! I’s embarrassing! I check it all the time! I’m gonna get fired! hahaha

  • http://wenteuphoria.proboards56.com B

    Thats so nice to see that Justin has no aminosity towards Britney, despite her actions of late!

  • Aileen

    he is soooooooo fake

  • S

    Ohmygod I LOVE YOU EVEN MORE JUSTIN.

  • Lilo

    so fake LMAO; just because he has a better carreer then brit he’s like lookin’ up at her! grow up

  • Nee

    Gentleman? He hit a poor innocent camera man?!
    Jerk’s more like it.

  • Hannaha

    That was nice of him to say that. :)

  • KrungKrung

    of course he was being nice duh? if he’ll say bad things about britney, then that will make him bad and to his carreer, go figure.

  • q

    “Gentleman? He hit a poor innocent camera man?!
    Jerk’s more like it.”

    He hit the camera not the camera man

  • http://bumpgossip.com Bump Gossip

    Come on Trousersnake, dish the dirt! Stop being so artificially nice :(

  • Samantha

    Come on….Have’nt talked to her in yrs? Are you kidding? Does anyone buy this bullsh*t?!? Yes he did handle the question well but Brit’s sister and father were at his concert the other night. Timberland even admitted that he spoke w/ Brit about recording a song together but she wasn’t being serious enough. Justin lives in that bubble of a word called “celebrities” They all know what’s going on with eachother. I love how he “faked” his way in saying “Oh wow – this is wierd – I haven’t talked about this in yrs” Who doesn’t talk about their past? – everyone does. I don’t buy it for a second. Nice try Justin!!!!!!!

  • Mandy

    Oh right – like your buddies never sat around and talked about what a mess Bit is – right Justin? Your so full or sh**! FAKE FAKE FAKE

  • Mee

    I wanna see it. Is it online? cause im from denmark, so cant see it now :D

  • rowis

    what did you expect him to say “she’s a complete mess, i pity her.” ??? he was just being politically correct and managing his own image.

  • Lulu

    I’d really like to know what people would say he said something like “she’s the slut who cheated on me, i hate her”.

    People can say what they want but he had the right to do cry me a river, lots of singers do that kind of song, the only difference with him is that his ex is famous.

  • lula29

    Apparently some of y’all never got past your high school circle, because to most grown people who have moved on and made new friends and new moves, they don’t really know much about their former teen flames. Don’t know and don’t care.

    Hell yeah Spear’s sister went to the JT concert, he’s an amazing performer. That doesn’t mean they hung out afterwards.

    He doesn’t give a sh*it about Britney, he doesn’t wish her ill will, but he doesn’t care about her that way at all. Cameron Diaz would have been a better question to ask honestly.

  • Nathan

    He already hated on her for, like, a year to sell “Justified.” Of course, he has no ill will towards her now because she’s a complete mess and everyone can see that. He doesn’t need to say a damn thing.

  • Dominique

    I just watched Oprah and well he answered the question like any PR would. This is Justin. I think Justin said what he had to say about Britney on Justified.

    I also think he is tired of people asking him about Britney and when he said “I haven’t spoken to her in years”, I think he was trying to point out that he doesn’t know Britney anymore and he doesn’t want to know her also. She was his girlfriend back in his teenager years days and that was it. What can he say about someone he doesn’t know anymore? As for the break up, well “Cry me a River” speaks for itself.

    At least he did finally come out and say that he is dating someone. He just didn’t say Jessica Biel.

    I really do think Justin still has a lot to learn when it comes to living with the paparazzi. I like what Oprah said… Not that I think paparazzi are right but I do think they are part of the celebrity deal these days.

  • Tealeaf

    Putting on the fake gentlemen act for Winfrey…

  • London

    Justin’s my man! I LOVE THAT GUY! Have you been to his concert? Its amazing. Talk about a successful young man! Great job LOVE!

  • the way it really is

    You’re giving Timberlake too much credit for being nice and a gentleman. He’s acting like any normal human being.

    If Britney Spears had cheated on Timberlake and gone on and had a super, long career and great love life with a new man, deep down Timberlake would feel resentment… BUT

    Britney didn’t do that. Timberlake was mad at her for a while. Just listen to the words to his songs. But Britney got payback. She fell steeply from grace. Her marriage tanked, her career is three-quarters in the gutter. And she’s acting mental.

    Timberlake would be a monster to kick her now when she is so low. He feels like whatever hurt she may have caused him in the past, it’s all forgiven now. He just feels sorry for her. He got justice and his anger has subsided.

  • http://igniteparis.livejournal.com Mary

    second that

  • [~Famous~]

    Justin’s a bish for not keeping it real about Shitney.

  • http://wenteuphoria.proboards56.com B

    Well…I did mention its nice Justin didnt need to be rude about Britney in this interview, having said that the man has his own life and career to think about, Britney has messed up, however doesnt mean he has to revel in her mistfortunes, I dont think he was being fake here, what else is he supposed to say?

  • mickey

    I can’t stand him. That smug arrogance he has just makes me want to smack him. I could maybe handle the arrogance if he had the extraordinary talent that he thinks he has, but he is so average that it makes it all hard to stomach. And don’t even get me started on how anyone can think he is attractive. Since when did buzzards look attractive?

  • He-who-shall-not-be-named

    I also think that Justin is sooo fake!! He’s bad-mouthed Britney many times at his informal concerts, but now He has to act polite on Oprah, and he knows that he had to protec t his image and his career, bcoz anything u say on Oprah becomes official!

    And Justin is looking like the average guy at Wal-mart..He is not handsome anyway But he has a bit of a voice and the right people to make his songs sell. I’m not buying into this fake brat!

  • http://- Joanna [Poland]

    WOW, HE’S SUCH A NICE PERSON. HE REALLY ROCKS!

  • Lulu

    Again, sad little haters, hating on somebody successful.
    One Word PATHETIC.

  • Samantha

    I disagree I find Justin Timberlake to be very pretentious and take. I mean look how Timberlake lied with the whole Janet Jackson Superbowl Incident. Justin was all about saving his own ass.Timberlake is the male Madonna. One minute he’s pop because its popular and because he’s white he can ride the whole R&B thing. Justin realizes by being white he can make a lot of money in white America and he comes across as pretentious. Justin also wants black and Latino and Asian kids to buy his CD as well he’s just a wigger trying to reach all demographics. I don’t find Justin’s music to be authentic R&B and soul music. I think Robin Thicke is more true to the genre and a much better artist.

  • http://bitchmate.com BALLS DEEP

    Well he is saying something about her, that obviously the haters don’t want to hear! Everybody think that they can just tell you how she is, but You people don’t know sh*t about her, and her personal life, like We don’t sh*t about yours!

    I LOVE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE! Now, all we have to do is..to get him to dump that awlful man looking jessica biel! Am great body, but a FUG face~!

  • Damage control

    Britney Spears’ career has completely tanked; been exposed as not a true musician (just a lipsyncer), morever, not a mentally stable person at this juncture. A former tween/teen popstar whose old audience (those who grew up with her) have likely grown ‘out of her’ and this brand of phoney musician, and with all of her crazy antics as of late — her image is so wrecked — she no longer seems even marketable to the current crop of tweens/teens.

    Since her and he are interwined from their earlier years — and most of the public can’t think of him and not of her and visa versa — his PR handlers must be going on damage control pre-emptive attack. In other words telling him: get out there and spin, boy, spin — seperate yourself from her immediately, emphasize that the time time (just silly teenage ‘love’) you spent with each other was/is insignifigant to your ‘grown-up’ life ….

    Clarify that you and her have nothing in common, you and her are very differnet, you haven’t even seen or spoken to her in years, and most importnatly create this seperation so the public thinks (or knows, individual interpretation) that YOU are a true musician despite her being a silly, lipsyncing gimmick trainwrecked routine.

    His handler’s are clearly very concernced that people still consider him and her to be cut from the same cloth, and this could negatively impact their bottom line: his image and his SALES. Particularly noting how he was speaking to a more mature audience (Oprah’s) – who never bought a boy band and/or britney spears cd in their life, unless they were buying it for their kids! :-)

    I didn’t particularly buy much of what he said, and the reality: he’s used/exploited Britney and her faltering image for his benefit his entire solo career; making referencing to her/it as recently as just a few months ago at the grammys (I think it was) when he did ‘what goes around, comes around’ — but had a black light dvd recorder up to face similiar to that trainwreck ‘chaotic’…..anyone remember that? He’s just so full of it.

  • http://bitchmate.com BALLS DEEP

    I forgive him…for tha JJ FIASCO, It took a while, but He Recieved his Black pass back!

    JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: current BLACK PASS HOLDER!

  • http://myspace.com/britneyspears Sunshine Williams

    Hey damage control

    Whty should we read your bullsh*t? Do you even have a career like hers? and nobody career is over, if they were indeed good like she was/is! People may have lows, but it is not over!

  • littleS

    Britney Spears’ career has completely tanked; been exposed as not a true musician (just a lipsyncer), morever, not a mentally stable person at this juncture. A former tween/teen popstar whose old audience (those who grew up with her) have likely grown ‘out of her’ and this brand of phoney musician, and with all of her crazy antics as of late — her image is so wrecked — she no longer seems even marketable to the current crop of tweens/teens.

    Since her and he are interwined from their earlier years — and most of the public can’t think of him and not of her and visa versa — his PR handlers must be going on damage control pre-emptive attack. In other words telling him: get out there and spin, boy, spin — seperate yourself from her immediately, emphasize that the time time (just silly teenage ‘love’) you spent with each other was/is insignifigant to your ‘grown-up’ life ….

    Clarify that you and her have nothing in common, you and her are very differnet, you haven’t even seen or spoken to her in years, and most importnatly create this seperation so the public thinks (or knows, individual interpretation) that YOU are a true musician despite her being a silly, lipsyncing gimmick trainwrecked routine.

    His handler’s are clearly very concernced that people still consider him and her to be cut from the same cloth, and this could negatively impact their bottom line: his image and his SALES. Particularly noting how he was speaking to a more mature audience (Oprah’s) – who never bought a boy band and/or britney spears cd in their life, unless they were buying it for their kids!

    I didn’t particularly buy much of what he said, and the reality: he’s used/exploited Britney and her faltering image for his benefit his entire solo career; making referencing to her/it as recently as just a few months ago at the grammys (I think it was) when he did ‘what goes around, comes around’ — but had a black light dvd recorder up to face similiar to that trainwreck ‘chaotic’…..anyone remember that? He’s just so full of it.

    ————————————————————–

    Actually Gimme more keeps climbing the charts, and most of us fans have grown with her, me included who am now in college and still a loyal fan, supporter and critic of Mrs. Spears. Profesionally, her only mistake was letting Jive control her and turn her into such a cash cow, but you know what, she’s 25 years old and she’s realized that she has a brain for herself and can finally do her own thing, all she needs is time. As for her personal life, personal matters should be kept personal, unfortunate for her she has cameras on her face 24/7.

    Anyway what I wanted to address is how you say “their lives are ‘interwined’” which in reality, Justin depends heavily on Britney while the last thing Britney needs to make publicity is Justin, every single article I’ve ever read about him, there has to be a mention of Britney, but with Britney no Justin. It’s sad but this “mentally unstable trainwreck” is responsible for his career. If it wasn’t for cry me a river his album would’ve been just anothe mediocre pop/r&b wannabe effort. It seems that he will always live in her shadow. Only time will tell.

  • Lisa

    Justin is so awesome…..I love him so much…..His concerts are the best……Just can’t stop playing hi CD still going strong.

  • Jess

    You’re unbelievable. It doesn’t matter what he says at all, you’ll either find the positive or negative. If he says good things he’s fake, if he says bad things he’s a jerk.

    You all need a hobby, maybe start a sport to release all this attitude.

  • http://www.meganfoxfans.net Starbucks Addict

    He’s a class act – and yummy to boot.

  • Nadia

    he so lied about briteny

  • shia_fan

    He’s sooo fake… remember when he sell britney for fame… what a loser!!!

  • http://yahoo.com sheila corpuz

    justin has always been the person i admire for the since i had the chance t know him as a celebrity. He is such a gentleman, not to mention how good he is in the chosen field he is into. I love you jt.. hope to see you in person someday!! peace out people!

  • http://none lolly

    well a man can’t b loved by all. gotta hav enemies , don’t he. i 4 one, am all 4 jt. i jus want him saved so he don’t burn him hell. britney 2.

  • http://yahoo.co.uk obilor kasso

    @London: i am guy that love female

  • yo sista

    yeah and what i do know about him is that he used her to get a career, NEXT

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