Justin Timberlake's 'leaked' song is a fake says representative
Despite fans' rabid hunger for new music by Justin Timberlake, the singer doesn't have any new material online according to his representative.
"Various media outlets recently reported that a song called 'Take You Down' is a new track from Justin Timberlake," the representative for Timberlake said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. "These reports are untrue. The song is the work of a Danish artist named Rasmus Thude. "
The representative added, "Justin has no involvement with either the song or the artist but wants to assure his fans that when he releases new music, they will be the first to know."
Last week "Take You Down" hit the internet and the song was said to have been recorded by the Grammy-winning singer was "leaked" online.
Timberlake, who is taking a hiatus from music to pursue an acting career, last released music of his own in 2007, with singles such as "Summer Love," LoveStoned" and "Until the End of Time" with Beyonce, from his 2006 album "FutureSex/LoveSounds."
He also contributed vocals to Jamie Foxx's single, "Winner," which was the official theme song for the 2010 NBA playoffs and was released in April, and to Esmee Denters' song, "Love Dealer," which came out in May.
Timberlake, 29, recently starred in "The Social Network," where he played Napster co-founder Sean Parker. The movie tells of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's rise to fame and legal battles with his fellow Harvard students and alumni.
Timberlake was named Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year. The school deemed the pop and R&B singer, who was once part of the boy band N' Sync, one of "pop culture's most influential entertainers." Timberlake has never attended college himself.
Timberlake also stars in the new movie adaption of the popular "Yogi Bear" franchise, which is currently in theaters. He also appears in the new film "Now," which is set to be released in 2011 and which tells of a futuristic society where people cannot age and can only remain alive as long as they pay for it, which helps control overpopulation.