Justin Timberlake

is reportedly thinking of doing a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in the wake of his feud with his ex

Britney Spears


The former *NSYNC member, 42, was accused of mocking the


singer, also 42, last week at his birthday concert when he said he had no one to apologize for before he launched into his track

Cry Me a River

, said to be about Britney cheating on him when they were together.

A source has now told

The Sun

about how he wants to use a chat with


, 70, to publicly address the fallout of his fresh spat with the singer: "Justin is really not happy how things have gone down. He wanted the music to speak for itself but that's clearly not happening.

"His comments on stage have only added fuel to the fire. The idea of ​​a sit-down chat with someone like Oprah Winfrey was floated months ago and is now back on the cards.

"He really doesn't want to do it but the louder the backlash gets the more he feels he may have to."

Justin was thrust into global headlines in 2023 after Britney revealed in her

The Woman in Me

memoir that she had an abortion while they were dating as he "didn't want to be a father" and "wasn't happy" that she was expecting .

Justin told fans at his

One Night Only

gig at Irving Plaza in New York City on January 31, held on his 42nd birthday:

"I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to absolutely nobody."

His declaration and song choice of

Cry Me a River

left fans convinced he was having a pop at Britney, with some rating online his statement was a disgrace. Others jumped to Justin's defense against the trolls by hitting out at Britney and her followers.

Britney, who dated Justin from 1999 to 2002, had said before Justin's birthday gig she wanted to apologize to anyone she had left "offended" by her autobiography, saying in a now-deleted Instagram message: "I am deeply sorry."

She then addressed Justin, adding: "I also wanted to say I am in love with Justin Timberlake's new song


. It is so good and how come every time I see Justin and Jimmy (Fallon) together I laugh so hard???"

Britney also said Justin's tune


was a "wow" song.

She said in her memoir she had cheated on Justin "one time" with dancer and choreographer

Wade Robson

, 41.

Justin has been married to actress

Jessica Biel

, 41, since they married in 2012 and the pair have sons


, eight, and three-year-old



Britney — who has sons Sean Preston, 18, and Jayden James, 17, with her 45-year-old DJ ex-husband Kevin Federline — is currently going through a divorce from her 29-year-old fitness trainer former partner

Sam Asghari