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"Sorry" seems to be Timbaland's new favorite word. Just days after revealing he wrote an apology track to Jay Z in order to smooth out their private beef, Timbaland is publicly apologizing to Chris Brown.

Timb recently hit Diddy's Revolt TV and gave his take on the rash of posthumous Aaliyah "duets" that keep coming out. As a friend and collaborator of the late R&B singer, Timbaland isn't crazy about these from-the-grave collabos and specifically referenced Chris Brown's recent Aaliyah track.

But now, before Brown has even responded, Timbaland is taking the initiative to squash any potential beef.

"I want 2 publicly apologize 2 my lil homie @chrisbrown 4 my statements on Revolt regarding the Aaliyah collaborations," he tweeted. "I actually like the song wit him n Aaliyah, it's just when you are talking about babygirl it's a very sensitive subject with me. So the people who not only worked with her but grew a bond so tight we are like family so I'm very over protective over her."

Despite the apology, Timbaland stuck to his original point, explaining why he objects to these posthumous duets being released without the family's approval. "I have mad luv 4 my dude @chrisbrown [but] a mother lost a daughter," he wrote. "A brother lost a sister. That is still grieving over her passing. It just a very sensitive subject. I just want the family to be respected."