Spears participated in a Q&A with fans for Most Requested Live with Romeo on Saturday, when the 34-year-old pop princess shocked everyone by naming Timberlake as an artist she would like to work with. The "Make Me..." singer also chose Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Gwen Stefani as top choices.
"Aerosmith seems really good and bright. He's a genius, I think. And, he's very rock n' roll. He sings from his soul," Spears said, who's actually performed with the band before for the 2001 super bowl halftime show. "Gwen Stefani -- I think she's great."
Obviously though, it was Spears' casual mention of Timberlake that has everyone buzzing. The two memorably dated in 1999, before splitting three years later.
"Justin Timberlake is very good," she said matter-of-factly.
Of course, she technically already has worked with the 35-year-old "Mirrors" singer musically. Timberlake also performed at the 2001 super bowl halftime show when he was still a part of *NSYNC, and the boy band performed with Spears during her first ever MTV Video Music Awards performance in 1999.
But Spears now admits she has no recollection of the legendary performance.
"I think I was with *NSYNC when I performed for the first time. I think the whole setup was a classroom, and my four main dancers were in the front at their desk and I came out of my locker… But you know what, I don't remember at all," she told host Elvis Duran when she stopped by Elvis Duran and The Morning Show on Monday. "I have no recollection. I couldn’t tell you anything about it."
Spears returned to the VMA stage for the first time in nine years on Sunday to perform a sexy rendition of "Make Me..." -- complete with her grabbing rapper G-Eazy's crotch.