Britney Spears has clarified her new tattoo is unrelated to Justin Timberlake.
On Tuesday, the singer shared throwback photos of her and Justin playing basketball in matching uniforms, and hours later, she uploaded a video showing her getting a new tattoo, leading many to believe the posts were related.
Britney later took to her Instagram Story to refute reports which had linked the two posts, saying, "Just to clarify... my tattoo had nothing to do with an ex in the past."
She continued, "I simply did it because I wanted to!!! The pic with my ex is a time where there was less confusion on what it meant to be together. It is what it is."
The pop diva and former boybander met while filming The Mickey Mouse Club in the early 1990s. The pair revealed their relationship in 1999 and they split up three years later.
She told fans on Tuesday that she wouldn't be sharing a close-up look of her new ink, which is on the underside of her right forearm, because it "sucks".
"Tattoo in Maui 3 days ago !!!" she wrote next to the video. "Can't show it because it sucks (crying with laughter emojis) !!! Like really really sucks !!! S**t !!! Psss ... I have to fix it !!!"