Britney Spears took to social media on Thursday to make it clear that her new heart-shaped tattoo had nothing to do with ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
The superstar, 41, recently showed off her new ink right after sharing some throwback snaps of her and the Cry Me a River hitmaker, 41, leading fans to speculate that they might be related.
However, in a new text post on her Instagram Stories, the Toxic singer explained, “Just to clarify…my tattoo had nothing to do with an ex in the past!!!”
Opps I did it again! Britney Spears, 41, took to social media on Thursday to clarify that her new heart-shaped tattoo had nothing to do with ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake, 41
‘I just did it because I wanted to!!! The photo with my ex is a time when there was less confusion about what it meant to be together…it is what it is,” she said.
It comes after she revealed a new tattoo of a love heart on her arm during a recent trip to Hawaii, but admitted she immediately regretted it.
After going under the needle for at least the 10th time, the Grammy-winning singer wrote that she didn’t like the artwork.
No connection: ‘My tattoo used to have nothing to do with an ex!!!’ she explained, after fans thought her recent post from Timberlake, followed by the video of the tattoo, was related
Clarifying: ‘I just did it because I wanted to!!! The photo with my ex is a time when there was less confusion about what it meant to be together,” she said; The pair pictured in 2001
“Tattoo in Maui 3 days ago,” she captioned the footage, which showed her getting inked right in her hotel room while vacationing in the Aloha state.
She continued, “Can’t show it because it sucks [three laughing emojis]!!! Like it’s really bad!!! S**!!! Psss… I have to fix it!!!”
In the footage, she initially appeared excited to get tattooed as she danced in a floral pink and white crop top and low-cut shorts as she exclaimed, “Tattoo time!”
Body art: It comes after she revealed a new tattoo of a love heart on her arm during a recent trip to Hawaii, but she admitted she immediately regretted it
Hotel ink: “Tattoo in Maui 3 days ago,” she captioned the footage, which showed her getting inked right in her hotel room while on vacation in Aloha State
After changing into a yellow midriff-baring top with plunging neckline, the mother-of-two stood like a man with a small black heart permanently etched on her right arm.
Looking at the camera, Spears grimaced in pain, before saying the experience was “really cool.”
Spears has at least nine other tattoos, including a triangle tattoo on her right hand, dice on her left forearm, a fairy on her lower back, and lips on her right forearm.
In addition, she has ‘Kabbalah Hebrew’ tattoo on her neck, cross tattoo on her lower hip, Chinese tattoo on her bikini line and more.
Excited: In the footage, she initially appeared excited to get tattooed as she danced in a floral pink and white crop top and low-cut shorts as she exclaimed, “Tattoo time!”
Earlier in the day, Spears was clearly feeling nostalgic as she took to Instagram to post some throwback photos with Justin, whom she dated from early 1999 to 2002.
Just days after an alleged “manic” episode on Saturday at a Los Angeles restaurant, the pop star shared a slideshow of photos of herself and her ex-boyfriend at a celebrity basketball game in 2001.
At the charity event, which took place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the star wore a white knight’s jersey and baggy shorts.
“When we shot hoops TOGETHER… that’s when miracles happened,” she captioned two snaps from the event.
Ballers: Prior to the tattoo post, she was feeling nostalgic when she took to Instagram to share throwback photos with Timberlake, who she dated from early 1999 to 2002
Better times: At the charity event, which took place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the singer wore a white knight jersey and baggy shorts
While seemingly nodding to her worldwide fame and nearly three decades in the public eye, Spears asked why she was “always cast out,” despite coming out of her “mother’s belly” just like everyone else.
“I am equal to everyone else,” she concluded
Her latest message comes after her husband, Sam Asghari, denied that Spears had a “manic breakdown” over the weekend at a restaurant.
“Don’t believe what you read people online,” he wrote on his Instagram Story.
Icy: Meanwhile, her husband Sam Asghari, 28, shared a clip of himself taking an ice bath on Wednesday, a day after Spears made headlines for her post about Justin
The artist was reportedly seen “gibberish” when fans attempted to snap photos of her dinner with 28-year-old Sam at the JOEY restaurant in Woodland Hills on Friday before appearing to storm out, TMZ initially reported.
However, Sam also spoke to a photographer on Sunday, explaining that his wife was just “frustrated” that fans were trying to get their picture taken while eating.
“People get a little too excited to see my wife, so everyone is filming and doing their thing,” he explained. “But you know how it is, fame comes with the territory and I was going to get the car to get out of there, and people just thought I had left, but I didn’t. So it is what it is man.’
When asked if Britney – whose conservatory was terminated last year – felt frustrated by the situation, Sam added: “Yeah, exactly – she felt frustrated and disrespected.”
Stressful: Sam recently denied that Spears had a “manic breakdown” over the weekend at a restaurant, explaining that she was just “frustrated” by fans taking pictures; Photo taken last year