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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.

Originally posted January 3 2011 — 2:25 PM EST

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