Justin Timberlake is urging fans of his ex Britney Spears to be patient for photographs of her baby son Sean Preston.

The pop star was horrified when he first heard that stolen photos of Britney's baby were being offered to internet sites and publications.

He fumes, "I do think that's crossing the line. That's her baby and those are her baby pictures. It's a little crazy when a person like her, who's obviously a sweet person, and having her first child... it's like leave the girl alone, let her have the baby.

"At some point you're going to get to know about her son and get to see a picture and these magazines work week to week, so I don't understand why people can't wait (until) she's comfortable putting it out."

Spears' attorneys succeeded in stopping the stolen pictures from appearing anywhere over the weekend (22-23OCT05) after sending a harsh missive to agencies and publications, informing them they'd face prosecution if they took charge of the pictures.