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Ginuwine says he does not remember the Justin Timberlake 'blaccent' incident mentioned in Britney Spears' memoir

Ginuwine says he does not remember the Justin Timberlake 'blaccent' incident mentioned in Britney Spears' memoir
  • Ginuwine said he had no memory of an encounter with Justin Timberlake mentioned in Britney Spears' memoir.

  • "Oh yeah, fo' shiz fo' shiz, Ginuwine, what's up homie?" Spears recalled Timberlake saying.

  • "I probably would've looked at him like, 'Why are you acting like that?'" Ginuwine told People.

Justin Timberlake was criticized earlier this year after Britney Spears said in her memoir that her ex-boyfriend had put on a "blaccent" when he met the R&B singer Ginuwine in the early 2000s.

"Oh yeah, fo' shiz fo' shiz, Ginuwine, what's up homie?" Spears recalled Timberlake saying to the singer.

But in an interview with People, Ginuwine said he did not remember the incident, adding that if it had happened, he would've called Timberlake out.

"Yeah, yeah, I definitely heard about it. People were calling about that. But I can tell you I don't remember that happening. I truly don't remember that happening," he told the outlet.

"If Justin would've did something like that, I probably would've looked at him like, 'Why are you acting like that?" he continued. "If he did that, that would be something that I would remember. That would've definitely stuck out. So nah, I don't remember that happening."

Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears smiling.
Timberlake and Spears in 2002.Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Spears said that Timberlake "wasn't even embarrassed" when her then-assistant Felicia Culotta mocked his greeting.

Michelle Williams' impression of the incident on the audio version of the book went viral, with one fan writing in a post on X, formerly Twitter: "michelle williams deserves an honorary egot for having to read this."

Spears added that she sometimes thought Timberlake and his group NSYNC "tried too hard to fit in" with the black artists that they spent time with.

"His band NSYNC was back then what people called 'so pimp.' They were white boys but they loved hip-hop," Spears wrote. "To me, that's what separated them from the Backstreet Boys, who seemed very consciously to position themselves as a white group."

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