Title: Only Britney Spears Can Do It
When it comes to exes, they say cut your losses and move on, the last thing you should do is a create a dance video, post it on social media, then tag him unless of course you are Britney Spears.
On Jan 26th 2021 Britney Spears fans were surprised that Britney Spears had picked Justin Timberlake’s 2013 song Holy Grail to dance to and even gave him a shout out in the video she posted. The 39 year old beauty danced to the video in a turtle neck and shorts.
In the caption to the video she wrote
“Danced in my black [turtle emoji] neck last week to HOLY GRAIL !!!!,” referring to the cropped black turtleneck top that she wore with plaid shorts for her outfit. She went on to add, “I KNOW … turtle necks are SO ME,” along with some emojis….and then tagged Justin.
Fans were of course surprised at the bold move, particularly given the iconic duos relationship was the talk of the music industry when the two dated, although broke up almost 18 years ago when Britney was accused of cheating and Justin was left heartbroken according to reports.
“The break-up was absolutely heartbreaking for me,” he told The Telegraph, The Sun reports. “I can’t just have meaningless relationships with women. I have to find Miss Right in order to have a relationship. There’s got to be that big moment when she comes along.”
Britney claims the breakup wasn’t due to cheating but that they were headed in different direction and Timberlake allegedly said that Spears wanted to tie the knot and he wasn’t ready, which added extra tension to their relationship.
Almost 18 years later and after creating a video and tagging her ex, fans were surprised. One wrote;
SHE TAGGED HIM ,”
Another commented, “me after 1 glass of wine & tagging exes.” Even Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause was amused by Britney’s shout-out, writing, “Britney with the @ tags!! [laughing emoji] We love to see it! [clapping emoji].”
Another fan wanted her to dance to his infamous song Cry me a river which is supposed to have been based on their breakup that happened in 2002.
“What would be iconic and so 2001, is dance to ‘Cry Me a River’ and tag him,” the fan wrote.
This isnt the first time she has danced to one of his songs, last year in April 2020, she shared a video dancing to Justin’s 2018 song “Filthy” and gave him a shout-out that time.
“I know we had one of the world’s biggest breakups 20 years ago …… but hey the man is a genius !!!! Great song JT,” Britney said in the caption. Justin joined the many fans freaking out in the comments section.
The 2020 shout-out came after Britney used audio from Justin’s song, “LovedStoned/I Think She Knows,” to a video of herself doing a backflip in 2018.
Maybe the two are friends and she is simply enjoying listening to his songs again, or maybe she is trying to reconnect based on old times. Whatever it is, its safe to say she may do as she likes and tag whomever she wants. Justin doesn’t mind so why should anyone else?