Justin Timberlake Says He's "Absolutely" Down to Collaborate With Britney Spears

“Suit and Tie” singer also apologizes for not hearing the news sooner

By Marc Malkin, Mike Vulpo Sep 14, 2016 1:59 AMTags
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We have a strong feeling that this news is going to be music to your ears.

For anyone who grew up in the ‘90s and early 2000s, chances are you have fond memories of the bond shared between Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.

So perhaps it wasn't a surprise that when the "Piece of Me" singer recently said that she would like to collaborate with J.T., the Internet and pop culture fans alike freaked out.  If you are curious to know what Justin thought of the comment, wonder no more. Ladies and gentlemen, he's totally interested.

"She did? Sure! Absolutely, absolutely," he told E! News' Marc Malkin exclusively at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of his Netflix concert documentary film Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids.  "I have a 17 month old so I don't get the headline news."

He added, "I apologize for not being in the know…I'm accessible, give us a call!"

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Just last month, Britney participated in a fan Q&A for Most Requested Live with Romeo where she was asked to reveal her dream collaborators.

As it turns out, the guy who wrote the breakup ballad "Cry Me A River" was on her list.

"Aerosmith seems really good and bright. He's a genius I think. He's very rock n' roll. He sings from his soul," Britney explained. "Gwen Stefani, I think she's great."

And then she added the most important name (drumroll, please), "Justin Timberlake is very good."

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To nobody's surprise, the revelation drove everybody crazy—for all the right reasons—and even received support from ‘N Sync member Lance Bass.

"I would love to see that happen, of course. I think everyone in the world wants to see them together again in any capacity. It's like everyone's childhood dream," he shared with E! News' Sibley Scoles at the MTV Video Music Awards. "I think it would be an incredible collaboration. I would want it to be a dance number, though. I want them to both—kinda like that Michael-Janet [Jackson] type thing, would be incredible."

You don't have to ask us twice. We'll be waiting and ready to listen ASAP. Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids premieres on Oct. 12 only on Netflix.

For more from Justin Timberlake and the Toronto International Film Festival, watch E! News this week at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Watch: Lance Bass Wants a Justin-Britney Collaboration