Britney Spears says she is inspired by Justin Timberlake
The two pop stars dated for some time in the early 2000s before splitting.
However, it seems that the '20/20 Experience' man is still a source of influence and inspiration for the former X Factor USA judge..
She told USA Today: "Bruno Mars is so different and fresh, and Justin Timberlake is, too. It's inspiring for me, and it makes people eager to listen to music, which helps everyone."
Spears added: "I look up to Beyoncé, what she did with her album was genius, really brilliant."
The pop princess meanwhile is in the opening stages of her two-year Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood.
The show, which delves into the singer's back catalogue, kicked off on December 27.
Watch Britney perform in Las Vegas below:
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