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Britney Spears Says She Got a Pep Talk from Ex Justin Timberlake Before Her 2001 MTV VMAs Performance

Britney Spears Says She Got a Pep Talk from Ex Justin Timberlake Before Her 2001 MTV VMAs Performance

Britney Spears is looking back at her performance at the 2001 MTV VMAs!

On Thursday (September 21), the Glory performer shared a series of photos from the event, including some pics of her and The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.

In the caption, Britney recalled that her then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake had helped to boost her confidence before she went onstage.

Click inside to see what she wrote…

“Geez … this is me before my VMAs performance with @MickJagger 20 years ago !!!!” she wrote in the caption, adding that her dress at the event was one of her favorite red carpet looks because “it’s simple black lace.”

“I will tell you this … before I went on that night I was feeling kinda out of body with nerves,” she continued. During her performance of her hit song “I’m a Slave 4 U,” the popstar danced with live animals on stage, including an albino Burmese python.

“… I mean … I was in a cage with a live lion 🦁😳 !!!!!” she added. “Justin saw I could hardly talk so he held my hand and gave me a 5 minute pep talk which obviously worked 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🦁🦁🦁🌹🌹🌹 !!!!!”

The pair dated from 1999 to 2002. Justin recently spoke out in support of Britney regarding her conservatorship.

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