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Suffering Helped Justin Timberlake In Writing Songs

Written by: Monojit M

The renowned singer and songwriter Justin Timberlake says the suffering he had experienced after his break-up with Britney Spears had inspired him in songwriting. It actually inspired him discovering the perfect lines for his song.

Timberlake reveals that the song 'Cry Me A River' was actually inspired by Britney and the suffering he had experienced after the split.

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"It depends. In the past, suffering helped me write. Cry Me a River was written in a moment of pain, and the whole world knew." He said.

The video in the song also shows Justin ultimately taking revenge on his ex, a Britney Spears lookalike.

The directed of the video, Francis Lawrence said:

" We had a conversation on the phone and all he said was he wanted to have some dancing in it, but to do my thing. He told me what the song was about, but in a [general way] as well. He just said it was a kiss-off song and so I came up with this idea and he went for it."

"I'd be leaving out the whole truth if I didn't say having him shaped what the song actually is. [Having a child] gives you a different insight. It's like The Matrix, man." Said the singer.

"You open a door and there's this whole other world on the other side of it. And you look back through the door at the other world and you're like, 'What was I doing there?" Said Justin.

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