Britney Spears recalls first kiss with Justin Timberlake and reveals unexpected Janet Jackson connection - years before infamous Super Bowl controversy

Britney Spears recalls first kiss with Justin Timberlake and reveals unexpected Janet Jackson connection – years before infamous Super Bowl controversy

Britney Spears opens up about the moment she first kissed her former flame Justin Timberlake in a new preview from her highly anticipated tell-all book.

The pop superstar, 41, is set to release her eagerly awaited memoir,

The Woman in Me, this month, documenting the rollercoaster ride of her life and career in her own words.

In the first excerpt, shared with People magazine, Britney discusses her early career at The All-New Mickey Mouse Club in 1989 alongside the likes of Justin, Ryan Gosling and Christina Aguilera – and her first kiss with the SexyBack singer before they started dating in 1999.

The Crossroads star recalled: ‘Christina Aguilera and I were the younger kids, and we shared a dressing room. We looked up to the older kids — Keri Russell, Ryan Gosling, and Tony Lucca, who I thought was so handsome. And I quickly connected with a boy named Justin Timberlake.’

Britney Spears opens up about the moment she first kissed her former flame Justin Timberlake in her new memoir

Britney Spears opens up about the moment she first kissed her former flame Justin Timberlake in her new memoir

The singer, pictured center, kicked off her career at The All-New Mickey Mouse Club in 1989 alongside the likes of Justin (pictured left), Ryan Gosling and Christina Aguilera

The singer, pictured center, kicked off her career at The All-New Mickey Mouse Club in 1989 alongside the likes of Justin (pictured left), Ryan Gosling and Christina Aguilera

The pair shared a kiss while playing Truth or Dare during a sleepover held with fellow Mickey Mouse club pals

The pair shared a kiss while playing Truth or Dare during a sleepover held with fellow Mickey Mouse club pals

Britney then described the first time the pair locked lips, and revealed the music she remembered playing in the background: ‘[Once] at a sleepover, we played Truth or Dare, and someone dared Justin to kiss me.

‘A Janet Jackson song was playing in the background as he leaned in and kissed me.’

Ironically, Justin, 42, has gone on to have a lasting connection to Janet, 57, after the hitmaker accidentally exposed the music icon’s breast to 140 million viewers at the 2004 Super Bowl.

The incident impacted Janet’s career while Justin’s continued to climb, leading to backlash from the public who felt she had been unfairly treated. Justin released a belated apology in 2021.

He stated that he was ‘deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right.’

He added that he understood that he ‘fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.’

He also apologized to Britney claiming he had also ‘failed’ her in the wake of their split in 2002, which saw the songstress accused of cheating on him.

Justin’s career soared thanks to songs and albums promoted under the narrative that she broke his heart while Britney found herself skewered.

Britney claimed that a Janet Jackson song was playing in the background before Justin went on to accidentally expose the music icon's breast to 140 million viewers at the 2004 Super Bowl

Britney claimed that a Janet Jackson song was playing in the background before Justin went on to accidentally expose the music icon’s breast to 140 million viewers at the 2004 Super Bowl

In the music video for his 2002 hit Cry Me A River, he even used a Britney lookalike – leading her to be vilified for their break-up.

He is said to be ‘concerned’ over what her upcoming memoir will reveal about their past romance, with a source telling Page Six: ‘He’s very curious what she’ll reveal from their relationship. It’s eating at him.’

Britney’s memoir will also see her address the 13-year conservatorship she was placed under by her father in 2008, something she said makes her ‘feel sick’.

She wrote: ‘If I thought getting criticized about my body in the press was bad, it hurt even more from my own father. He repeatedly told me I looked fat and that I was going to have to do something about it.

‘Feeling like you’re never good enough is a soul-crushing state of being for a child. He’d drummed that message into me as a girl, and even after I’d accomplished so much, he was continuing to do that to me.

‘I became a robot. But not just a robot — a sort of child-robot. I had been so infantilized that I was losing pieces of what made me feel like myself.’

The star concluded: ‘Thirteen years went by with me feeling like a shadow of myself. I think back now on my father and his associates having control over my body and my money for that long and it makes me feel sick….

The book will be released with an audio version, narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams.

Britney has recorded a small portion of the book and avoided narrating chapters discussing her family due to the content being ‘too painful to retell,’ TMZ recently reported.

In a statement to People published on Friday, the Toxic hitmaker explained: ‘This book has been a labor of love and all the emotions that come with it.

‘Reliving everything has been exciting, heart-wrenching, and emotional, to say the least. For those reasons, I will only be reading a small part of my audiobook.’

She then gushed: ‘I am so grateful to the amazing Michelle Williams for reading the rest of it.’

Michelle, 43, voiced her support of the songstress, with the Brokeback Mountain star telling People: ‘I stand with Britney.’

It has been reported that only female stars were approached to record the audiobook, with the publisher originally aiming to get actress Reese Witherspoon, but she was not ‘available.’

Britney recently divulged that her memoir, which takes its title from a lyric from her 2001 hit I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman, is the result of extensive therapy.

The Womanizer artist addressed her followers on Instagram, saying: ‘Ok guys so my book is coming out very, very soon.

‘I worked my a** off for this book, I had a lot of therapy to get this book done, so you guys better like it. And if you don’t like it, that’s fine too.’

Britney is the third member of her family to release their own autobiography.

Her mother, Lynne, penned Through The Storm: A Real Story of Fame And Family In A Tabloid World in 2008 and her younger sister, Jamie Lynn, having published Things I Should Have Said last year.

The Woman In Me and its accompanying audiobook are set to be released on October 24.

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