Actress Michelle Williams is going viral for her narration of a cringe Justin Timberlake moment in Britney Spears‘s audiobook memoir, The Woman in Me. In the book, Spears recalls a time when Timberlake tried to impress R&B singer Ginuwine by saying,
“Oh yeah, fo shiz, fo shiz! Ginuwiiiine! What’s up, homie?”
Williams’ narration of this line has been praised by fans for its accuracy and hilarity. One fan tweeted,
“Michelle Williams is gonna EGOT thanks to the Britney Memoir and I think that’s beautiful.”
In addition to the Timberlake moment, Williams has also been praised for her overall narration of the audiobook. Fans have noted that she brings a lot of energy and emotion to the reading, and that she does a great job of capturing Spears’s voice and personality.
The Woman In Me
Britney Spears’s memoir, The Woman in Me, was released on October 24, 2023. The book is a candid and personal account of Spears’s life, from her childhood in Louisiana to her rise to stardom as a pop princess.
In the book, Spears discusses a variety of topics, including her early career, her relationships, and her struggles with mental health. She also writes about her conservatorship, which was put in place in 2008 after she experienced a public breakdown.
The Cringe Justin Timberlake Moment
In one chapter of her memoir, Spears recalls a time when she was dating Timberlake and they were hanging out with other musicians, including Ginuwine. She writes that Timberlake was trying to impress Ginuwine, and that he did so by saying, “Oh yeah, fo shiz, fo shiz! Ginuwiiiine! What’s up, homie?”
Spears writes that she found this moment to be cringey, and that she didn’t understand why Timberlake was trying so hard to fit in with Black artists. She also writes that she felt like Timberlake was being disrespectful to Ginuwine.
Michelle Williams’ Narration
Williams’ narration of the Timberlake moment has gone viral on social media but so has her impression of Mariah Carey.
In another chapter of her memoir, Spears recalls a time when she met Mariah Carey at an awards show and Spears wanted to capture a picture with her. Williams’ narration of this moment is hilarious and spot-on. She perfectly captures Carey’s persona, one fan wrote:
Williams has said that she wanted to make sure that she accurately captured Spears’s voice and personality in her narration of the audiobook. She also said that she wanted to make sure that she respected Spears’s story.
The memoir has been highly anticipated by fans, and is quickly becoming a bestseller. The audiobook version of the book is also very popular, and Williams’ narration has been a major hit with fans.