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Britney Spears has taken to her Instagram to share that her ex boyfriend Justin Timberlake gave her a pep talking ahead of her iconic MTV VMAs perfromance back in 2001.
She posted a series of photos of her with the Rolling Stones singer from 20 years ago and she mentioned that she was so nervous that she had to turn to Justin at the time.
She captioned the post: "Geez…this is me before my VMAs performance with @MickJagger 20 years ago!!!!
"This is one my my favourite dresses I've ever worn and it's simple black lace!!!! I will tell you this…before I went on that night I was feeling kinda out of body with nerves…I mean…I was in a cage with a live tiger!!!!!
"I will never forget the moment before I went in the cage!!!! Justin saw I could hardly talk so he held my hand and gave me a 5 minute pep talk which obviously worked!!!!! Psssss guess I'm sleeping because my eyes are closed in half of these pics!!!!"
The photos feature some with Mick Jagger and some of the star on her own wearing a sheer lace black dress with black underwear underneath.
This is also the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, in which she sang her hit single 'I’m a Slave 4 U' with an albino Burmese python draped around her neck.
Following the release of Framing Britney Spears earlier this year, Justin was criticised for his alleged 'disgusting' treatment of the pop star.
The pair were in a relationship between 1999 and 2002 and one section of the documentary focused on how Britney allegedly cheated on Justin where she found herself at the centre of a campaign by the world’s media, which Timberlake fuelled with his music video for 'Cry Me a River'.
Afterwards Justin issued an apology that said: "“I am 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."
The first full trailer for Britney's latest documentary Britney vs Spears aired in the last week.
It was focus on the the legal battle over the pop star’s mental health, autonomy and the controversial conservatorship which is overseen by her father.
The trailer opens with Spears’s recorded voice: “I just want my life back."
- Britney Spears
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