London - Justin Timberlake has denied calling Britney Spears a "b***h".
The 'Suit & Tie' singer reportedly made the inflammatory comment at a pre-Super Bowl concert in New Orleans on Saturday night (02.02.13) before singing his 2002 hit, 'Cry Me A River' - which was inspired by his split from Britney - but he has insisted he did not "disrespect" his former girlfriend.
Introducing the song, he allegedly said: "Sometimes in life, you think you found the one. But then one day you find out that she is just some b***h."
After coming under fire for the comment on social networking site Twitter, the 32-year-old star wrote: "Ok. I see you. Wouldn't disrespect ANYONE personally. Ever. #Relax #ItsBritneyBitch I do love that saying though *with accent* #Respect (sic)"
Justin - who is now married to actress Jessica Biel - broke off his three-year relationship Britney, 31, in 2002 after she allegedly cheated on him with her then choreographer, Wade Robson.
The singer penned the Grammy Award-winning track about his former flame and the accompanying music video featured a blonde model, who looked strikingly similar to the 'Hold It Against Me' hitmaker.
The star-studded charity gig, which benefited Shriners Hospitals for Children, marked Justin's first concert in five years.
Attendees included Sir Paul McCartney, Sofia Vergara and David Arquette. - Bang Showbiz