Britney Spears Did a Literal Backflip to One of Justin Timberlake's Songs

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Today in non-royal celebrity news, Britney Spears posted a subtle nod to her most famous (and infamous, purely in terms of how the breakup went down) ex, Justin Timberlake, on Instagram.

In a new video posted to her account, Britney does an impressive series of five backflips while the "I Think She Knows" interlude from Justin's 2007 hit "LoveStoned" plays in the background.

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Britney and Justin had a notoriously bad breakup in 2002 after Britney allegedly cheated on Justin. In response to the heartbreak, Justin released "Cry Me a River," the song that arguably cemented his career as a solo artist. Justin's heart has since healed, of course. In a , he addressed the relationship, saying:

"I wish her the best—that goes without saying. We haven’t spoken in 9 or 10 years...We were two birds of the same feather—small-town kids, doing the same thing. But then you become adults, and the way you were as kids doesn’t make any sense. I won’t speak on her, but at least for me, I was a totally different person. I just don’t think we were normal; there was nothing normal about our existence. We spent way too much time being the biggest thing for teenyboppers."

Britney is obviously also in a good place about the relationship, seeing as she now casually works out to old Justin tracks and posts the receipts on Instagram for good measure:

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The Justin song grabbed a lot of fans' attention, but the thing we should actually be impressed by are the backflips, which are great.

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