In her new memoir The Woman in Me,per People,the singer admitted that she thinks the outfits she and then-boyfriend Timberlake wore to the 2001 American Music Awards were "tacky."
Spears opened up about the outfits, where she said they were partially inspired by her Southern roots, where "moms love to round up the kids and say, 'Listen, we're going to church today, so we're all going to color-coordinate.'"
"We should match! Let's do denim-on-denim!" said Spears when she learned that Justin was going to be wearing a denim look to the AMAs, but noted that she wasn't necessarily serious about her comment.
"At first, honestly, I thought it was a joke," she said. "I didn't think my stylist was going to do it, and I never thought Justin was going to do it with me. But they both went all in."