No, Justin Timberlake wasn't calling Britney Spears the b-word during his pre-Super Bowl concert in New Orleans, the singer tweeted Sunday.
Fans who made the connection had some reason to do so. On Saturday, Timberlake was introducing his Grammy-winning song "Cry Me a River," off his 2002 debut album "Justified."
"Sometimes in life, you think you found the one, but then one day you find out that she is just some b----," he said, according to HollywoodLife.com.
In 2011, Timberlake all-but admitted to The Huffington Post that he wrote the song after a telephone fight with then-girlfriend Spears.
After fans, especially Twitter users who hashtag their posts #BritneyArmy, reacted negatively to Timberlake's song introduction, he responded with a tweet on Sunday.
His use of the b-word in the tweet is quoting Spears' 2007 song, "Gimme More."
Not everyone believes he wasn't talking about Spears, however. Wrote one Twitter user, "it seems that u still have feelings for Britney or else u wont be bringing her up every time. BOW DOWN TO THE QUEEN."
Timberlake wed actress Jessica Biel in October 2012. Spears was engaged to Jason Trawick, but they announced in January that the wedding was off.