Singer Justin Timberlake says his sufferings post separating with singer Britney Spears inspired his songwriting. The 35-year-old churned out the song ‘Cry Me A River’ in 2002 after suffering from depression post split with Spears, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “It depends. In the past, suffering helped me write. ‘Cry Me a River’ was written in a moment of pain, and the whole world knew,” Vanity Fair Italia quoted Timberlake as saying. The video of the song features Timberlake getting revenge with his ex, a Spears lookalike, as he films himself in her home with another woman. Francis Lawrence, who directed the video, previously said: “Justin and I had a conversation on the phone and he said it was a kiss-off song and so I came up with this idea and he went for it,” Lawrence added.