EXCLUSIVE: That Justin Timberlake-Neptunes song from last week? Bogus!

So by now, if you’re one of the zillions of people starving for new Justin Timberlake music, you’ve no doubt heard this song “Take You Down,” which allegedly features JT singing over a Neptunes beat. The Internet has been buzzing about  the track since it “leaked” last Thursday. One minor detail, though: It ain’t him.

“Various media outlets recently reported that a song called ‘Take You Down’ is a new track from Justin Timberlake,” a rep for Timberlake tells EW via a statement. “These reports are untrue. The song is the work of a Danish artist named Rasmus Thude. Justin’s representatives were not initially contacted to fact check the validity of these reports or if the song was, in fact, his. 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.”

So by all means continue to enjoy the song if you like. But if it’s true Justin Timberlake ear candy you crave, sorry to disappoint you.

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  • autumn

    Justin please make a cd and go on tour! I’m cool that your a “respected actor” now, but I need your music!!!!

    • Kelcie

      Word! I’m not even the biggest JT fan, but get back to the music!

    • Usher Fan

      Ladies & Gays: Didn’t you hear. J.T.’s been replaced….by a Bieber. Give up hope & kill ya’ll selves! It doesn’t get better!

      • Joe

        Exactly, why would he spend 2 years of his life writing songs, recording, then going on tour when he can make 10x the amount doing 2 movies spread out over 6 months? Actors bank much much more than singers nowadays…

  • AJ

    Thank you for getting a statement from his people. It was annoying how fast the obviously fake song was spreading.

  • Winona

    It’s Klaatu all over again.

  • sally

    Granted vocally the guy who actually did the song sounds a bit like JT but to any real JT fan we all knew immediately it wasn’t him. lol I think we’ll see new Justin music by the end of the year.

  • JoeC

    Justin, as a non-fan, keep enjoying your holiday! Thanks!

  • Rich

    a dozen movies most of them bad and no album..c’mon Justin do what you do best!!! you were good in social network

  • UGH


  • Zakry

    I can see why someone might think that was JT, but there was no way that production was the Neptunes. I mean, seriously?

    • Fatima

      Exactly, that things as messy as a teenager’s bedroom.

      • Phil

        Hey Fatima! Hope you had a great holiday and a Happy New Year! You know what makes me laugh the most about this entire story?? The song “LLL (Love, Liquor, Lick It) was released by Def Jam back in July ! Why did it take a statement from Justin to say its not him when the song was available digitally for the last 6 months?? I know a number of sites questioned whether it was Justin, BUT hopefully this goes to show all these young industrious ‘reporters/bloggers’ how important fact searching still is!

  • bob

    Respected actor??? You call Yogi Bear & The love Guru respectable? PLEASE STOP MAKING CRAPPY MOVIES AND DO WHAT YOU KNOW HOW TO DO SING & DANCE

    • AdamK

      How about a little film called The Social Network? And yes, he is becoming quite respected because he’s getting numerous roles. Furthermore, in all of those “crappy” films, he was usually singled out as one of the bright spots in them by critics. Get a clue. I’m not even a big fan but I know enough to not look selectively at his resume like you did.

  • KiraJW

    I don’t know how people thought that’s him.

  • KC

    The only thing worthwhile this clown could put put is a cologne that smells like his finger.

  • Butters

    anyone can sing like jt, he ain’t that good.

  • Bree

    Justin baby u r too fine, be glad when u get rid of that thing on ur arm… Uh, what’s her name? Anyways if ur ever feelin lonely i will be there to pick up the pieces boo mwah! Just find me Ms. Bree!

  • PN

    And Justin Timberlake has said repeatedly that he’s not recording any new music right now; he’s focused on acting. Why would anyone think that this new song is by Justin when it’s really by someone else?

  • Adwina Lambert

    This over-rated and over-exposed person with a squeaky voice should just go away!!! tee-hee!

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