Is Justin Timberlake set to collaborate with ex-girlfriend Britney Spears? When asked if he would consider it the Glory singer said “Absolutely.” The former golden age of pop power couple have been broken up for a full 14 years, but it appears that there are no remaining hard feelings.
When doing a Q&A on Most Requested Live with Romeo, Spears named Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Gwen Stefani and surprise mention Timberlake as people she’d most like to collaborate with in the studio. “Justin Timberlake is very good,” Spears said on the show.
E! News also reported that although Timberlake was surprised by Spears’ offer, he wasn’t opposed to the idea of getting in the studio with her. Timberlake was interviewed by Marc Malkin at the Toronto Film Festival this past weekend in order to rep the premiere of his new Netflix documentary entitled Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids when he heard the news.
“She did?” Timberlake said to Malkin. “Sure! Absolutely, absolutely. I have a 17-month old so I don’t get the headline news. I apologize for not being in the know… I’m accessible, give us a call!”
It would not be the first time that the two have worked together, as they collaborated on “What It’s Like To Be Me” from her Britney album, released in 2001. The song was co-written by choreographer Wade Robson.
Spears recently dropped her ninth studio album, Glory, with leading single “Make Me” and a stunning music video attributed to director Randee St. Nicholas. It was reported that Spears had originally been working with David LaChapelle, but didn’t like the original promo for his video. Spears had worked with LaChapelle on 2004 single “Everytime” before their attempt at a music video for “Make Me.”
Manager Larry Rudolph told the Los Angeles Times, “It’s really simple. The [original] video just didn’t work. This is the first time we’ve re-shot a video, and because it’s Britney there are all kinds of conspiracies. No one is hiding anything.”