A Clip Of Michelle Williams Narrating Britney Spears's Audiobook Is Going Viral For A Certain Justin Timberlake Moment

A clip of Michelle Williams reading an excerpt about Justin Timberlake from Britney Spears's memoir is going viral.

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Of course, Britney's hotly anticipated The Woman in Me is now out. Voicing the audiobook is none other than Oscar-nominated actor Michelle Williams. While a number of revelations from the book are incredibly moving, especially over the injustice Britney faced during her conservatorship, there's one particular segment about Britney's ex that's been making the rounds.

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You can listen to the excerpt here:

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In case you need a transcript, the excerpt says of Justin, “His band NSYNC was what people back then called ‘so pimp.’ They were white boys, but they loved hip-hop. To me, that’s what separated them from the Backstreet Boys, who seemed very consciously to position themselves as a white group. NSYNC hung out with Black artists. Sometimes, I thought they tried too hard to fit in."

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A run-in with a famous Black artist is where things got...interesting. Michelle as Britney continued, "One day, [Justin] and I were in New York, going to parts of town I’d never been to before. Walking our way was a guy wearing a huge blinged-out medallion. He was flanked by two giant security guards. J got all excited and said so loud, ‘Oh yeah. Fo’ shiz. Fo’ shiz. Ginuwine what’s up homie?’"

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"After Ginuwine walked away, Felicia did an impression of J: ‘Oh yeah. Fo’ siz. Fo’ siz. Ginuwine…’ J wasn’t even embarrassed. He just took it and looked at her like, ‘Okay, fuck you Felicia,'” she concluded.

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The clip, with Michelle's narration, quickly started to gain traction:

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Especially as some noted Justin's apparent use of a "blaccent":

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And some brought up a throwback photo that Ginuwine posted with Justin in 2013:

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As well as bringing up some of Justin's...other performances:

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The Woman in Me is available as an audiobook and hardback.