When Justin Timberlake sat down to write his 2002 breakthrough hymn "Cry Me to River," the song came out of him.
Without naming former girlfriend Britney Spears, who for a long time is rumored to be the inspiration for the song, the 37-year-old musician says in his new book, In retrospect: and all the things that I can not see in front of me, that his intense emotions quickly made the composition.
"They have despised me, they have pissed me off," he explains. "I wrote" Cry Me to River "in two hours, I did not plan to write it."
"The feelings I had were so strong that I had to write them down, and I translated my feelings into a way that people could listen to and, hopefully, relate to them," continues Timberlake. "People listened to me and understood it because we've all been there."
Timberlake also says he has "unconscious sources of inspiration."
"One thing I've learned is that I should let the feelings or ideas that inspire me become what they want to be," writes Timberlake.
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Spears and Timberlake dated from 1999 to 2002 after meeting up The Mickey Mouse Club. "When we parted initially, I felt I had a couple of opportunities to defend myself, and he did not," Timberlake said of the separation of GQ in 2006. "What's good, but at that moment, you know, I defended myself."
"I used my mind," he said. GQ about writing "Cry Me a River". "I came up with a song."
There are no hard feelings in the end of Spears: Earlier this month, she shared a video of herself while developing the Timberlake song "LoveStoned."
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Also in the book, Timberlake reveals that he tried marijuana at 13 years after The micky mouse club finished
"I came home much more sophisticated and aware of what I had been before the show, but I tried to minimize it because I just wanted to look like everyone else," says Timberlake, and then added: "I became the clown of the class, interrupting the class with my things, not caring if the teachers were angry, just wanting to be accepted by the other kids. "
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"I started getting into trouble," he adds. "I smoked pot for the first time, I bought a can of tobacco and they almost kicked me out for that."
In Retrospective understanding, also worries about knowing his wife Jessica Biel. "When I met Jess, it was undeniable how beautiful it is," recalls Timberlake.