Michelle Williams has left audiobook listeners of Britney Spears’s new memoir, The Woman in Me, cringing over one particular Justin Timberlake anecdote.

The pop star, 41, dated the NSYNC frontman, 42, for three years between 1999 and 2002.The audiobook version of the memoir, released on Tuesday (24 October), is narrated by Oscar-winner Williams.In one chapter, Spears recalls a time she and Timberlake were walking around New York City.

“His band NYSNC was what people back then called, ‘so pimp’. They were white boys, but they loved hip-hop. To me, that’s what separated them from the Backstreet Boys, who seemed very consciously to position themselves as a white group. NYSNC hung out with Black artist,” the “Oops!…I Did It Again” singer wrote.