Justin Timberlake Interview
Issue: Feb. 2003
Story Headline: Imitation Of Life
Background: The teenage heartthrob/former member of the mega successful boy band N'SYNC was now all grown up and ready to rewrite his story. As Justin was looking forward to solidifying his place as a solo star, VIBE spoke with the "Cry Me a River" singer to get his thoughts on transitioning from boy to man and how his high-profile relationship with pop star Britney Spears inspired his debut album.
Memorable Quote: “I feel I became so consumed with her that I didn't see some things that I should have seen. I don't feel like I'm saying too much by saying she knows why this happened. Britney’s a fire sign, a Sagittarius, and they do things on a whim. I love her; we have a lot of history, and she’s the closest anybody ever got to me... I can't honestly say I've gotten used to it ‘cause the nights are crazy. I've cried myself to sleep looking at the ceiling, missing what we had.”