''I wrote ''Cry Me a River'' in two hours. I didn't plan on writing it. The feelings I had were so strong that I had to write it, and I translated my feelings into a form where people could listen and, hopefully, relate to it. People heard me and they understood it because we've all been there.'' - Justin Timberlake
"He went to a concert and saw Britney, and Britney talked about him in the show and he was pissed. I was like, 'Man, don't worry about it' and he was like, 'I can't believe she did that to me' and he was like, 'You were my sun, you were my earth...'' - Timbaland (producer)
''I was feeling angst in the form of heartbreak, and it was eating me alive. Recording it was like a whole big spa treatment. I just got better and better, and at the end of the record I was like this person who had just let it all go and said, 'Wow, I'm over it. I'm past this. I'm in a good place.'' - Justin Timberlake
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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