Justin Timberlake Reveals the Truth About About Writing 'Cry Me a River'

Now that Justin Timberlake’s coffee table memoir book Hindsight & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me is on shelves, long-rumored stories from his past are coming into clarity including the tale of how he wrote "Cry Me a River."

Though he still won’t directly admit that it’s about his breakup with Britney Spears, he did say he was so full of emotion the entire track only took two hours to create.

Looking back at the moment, he writes: "I’ve been scorned. The feelings I had were so strong I had to write it. I translated my feelings into a form that people could listen and hopefully relate to. People heard me and they understood it, because we’ve all been there."

Hindsight & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me is out now.


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