By Stephen M. Silverman
December 30, 2002 01:00 AM

Though Justin Timberlake, 22, and Britney Spears, 21, may have ended their three-year relationship this past spring, the video for his new song, “Cry Me a River,” features him videotaping a bedroom escapade with a sexy brunette and then making sure that another woman — who looks a lot like Spears — sees it.

Yet, according to an interview the ‘N Sync singer gives to Vibe magazine, he remains coy about whether or not this is a case of art imitating life.

“I feel I became so consumed with her that I didn’t see some things that I should have seen,” Timberlake tells the music publication.

“I don’t feel like I’m saying too much by saying she knows why this happened. Britney’s a fire sign, a Sagittarius, they do things on a whim.”

The chorus to “Cry Me a River,” which was co-written by Timberlake, goes as follows: “Told me you loved me, why did you leave me all alone/Now you tell me you need me when you call me on the phone.”

Since the pop stars’ breakup, Timberlake has reportedly kept company with actress Alyssa Milano, 30, and Janet Jackson, 36.