Justin Timberlake's song "Selfish" was released as a preview of his upcoming album, Everything I Thought I Was.

Fans of Britney Spears pushed Timberlake's new song to the top of the iTunes charts, claiming it as the epitome of joy and fulfillment.

 Timberlake faced opposition from Spears' fans, particularly with the publication of the Framing Britney Spears documentary in 2021.

Timberlake issued an apology to Spears and Janet Jackson on Instagram, but deleted the apology from his account.

 Timberlake acknowledged his failure to meet expectations and acknowledged his exploitation of a system that tolerates sexism and racial discrimination.

 Spears and Timberlake first crossed paths on the set of Disney's Mickey Mouse Club in 1992, and their relationship began in 1999.

Spears disclosed an abortion during their three-year relationship in 2023, but Timberlake remained resolute in his decision not to become a parent.