Britney Spears Says Justin Timberlake Gave Her A ‘Pep Talk’ Before Her 2001 VMAs Performance

Britney Spears is taking a trip down memory lane – and it includes her ex Justin Timberlake. The pop princess took to Instagram to share a series of throwback pics from the 2001 MTV VMAs, including one with rocker Mick Jager. But in the caption of the post, Britney recalled her then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake sharing words of encouragement before she took the stage to perform her hit “I’m A Slave 4 U” with a live python around her neck.