Justin Timberlake has apologised to former girlfriend Britney Spears and singer Janet Jackson for his behaviour towards them in the past.

Timberlake has previously been accused of misogyny by some over the way he treated Spears during their relationship and a performance he did with Jackson at the Super Bowl in 2004.

He wrote on Instagram: "I've seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond.

Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson

"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.

"I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.

"I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed."

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