When it comes to bringing sexyback, Justin Timberlake is not one to leave anything in the bag. But when dishing on his exes, he's a model of class and restraint.
Asked what he thinks about Britney Spears' recent ups and downs, JT tells Details in its April issue simply that: "We had our thing, and it's over."
He didn't say whether he wrote his rehabbing ex a heartfelt letter, but as we've seen from his diplomatic comments about Brit's shaved head, he's definitely still in her corner. He and Timbaland may even collaborate with her in the future.
Timberlake won't comment at all about Cameron Diaz, whom he dated for nearly four years after Spears, and who he broke up with in January.Â
Instead, he slams the tabloids that, he says, "create soap operas out of people's lives." Seriously, guys, back the hell off.
Timberlake doesn't want to fuel speculation about Scarlett Johansson or any of the other special people in his life, past and present:
"I would never say anything bad about anyone," he says. "I love a lot of those people."
When it comes to discussing his music, however, Timberlake is more forthcoming.
About his first solo album, Justified, he says:
"I tried so hard to be an R&B artist, and it was pop album of the year, and I was like, f--k. That's the last thing I wanted.' But I was like, 'So everyone considers me a pop artist? Well, f--k it. I'm going to do whatever I want to do."
But, though he wanted to cancel the appearance, Timberlake didn't.
"Because I'm the nice guy who follows through on the things he commits to. But I don't know if I'll be going through that sort of thing again. I feel like the Grammys used me for ratings. And look at it... they were up 18 percent."
It's easy to see why. His talent is light years beyond anyone on American Idol.