Lawrence created the video's concept and told MTV News, "[Justin and I] 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.
Britney Spears might have said that she is not interested in men right now, but the pop star's night-out with hunky model Sam Asghari reveals a different story altogether.
The Make Me singer was recently spotted on a dinner date with her co-star from the Slumber Party music video, and by the looks of it, the two seemed quite hot together.
Sharing her piece of mind, Spears had said, "Actually, I'm not looking for men right now, I'm really happy with myself."Spears shares two sons - Sean Preston, 11, and Jayden James, 10 – from her previous marriage to backup dancer Kevin Federline.Billboard magazine critics called "Cry Me a River" a bittersweet song, in which Timberlake's "familiar tenor belting" is tempered with a soulful falsetto and a "convincingly aggressive rock-spiked baritone" rasp. Edwards of MTV News observed that Timberlake was wronged and said this is demonstrated by the lyrics: "You don't have to say whatcha did / I already know, I found out from him / Now there's just no chance." Jason Lipshutz of Billboard stated that aside from the presence of Timbaland's "fantastically cluttered production", the difference between "Cry Me a River" and Timberlake's 2013 single "Mirrors" is clear: "10 years ago, Timberlake was broken, and now he is whole"."Cry Me A River, in all its over-sharing glory, has become a classic of its genre; a song that's able to say much more via one acoustic version than any number of media-trained interviews.It should act as the benchmark for any future pop star break-up songs." VH1's Emily Exton wrote, "By stretching the boundaries of pop–and fusing it with notes of R&B, lots of electric goodness, and haunting choral vocals–Timberlake’s kiss-off song instantly becomes more poignant, a pointed reaction to the hurt he’s experienced by someone he once loved." Rolling Stone ranked "Cry Me a River" at number 20 on their list of the 100 Best Songs of the 2000s; a columnist for the magazine wrote that the real inspiration behind the song was the formation of the Timberlake–Timbaland team, "a match made in pop heaven".It won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 2004 ceremony.The song peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts and charted in the top ten in other countries.