Britney Spears “Telephone” Leaked

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If you’ve caught an earfull of the new “Telephone” audio clip floating around the ‘net (no Beyonce, slightly more autotuned), a few questions may be floating through your mind, such as “is that really Britney Spears?” Why yes, it is.

Over the weekend, a demo version of a song to be included in Spears’ newest album was leaked, sending fans and music blogs into a frenzy. There were uncertainties about the singer’s identity, but it has been confirmed by the producer of the song, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, that the voice is indeed that of Spears. Listen for yourself:

The song “Telephone” was originally penned by Jerkins and Lady GaGa to go into Spears’ 2008 Circus album, but did not make the final cut. Rodney Twittered in March 2009 “Me and Lady Gaga wrote a smash for Britney called ‘Telephone’ the label didn’t out it on the lp. It should be out right now!!! It’s too hot!!!”

Lady GaGa took it into her own hands and decided to record the song herself for her latest album The Fame Monster, recruiting the help of Beyonce, and well, the rest is history.

“Just listened and yes its the demo, not a mixed version,” Jerkins Twittered on Monday. He also clarified that he had no part in leaking the track.

Reportedly, the early demo version of the song was released via after someone paid $750 to hear it.

Music producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, founder of Darkchild Records, has worked with Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Beyonce. He is currently focused on working with pop singer Britney Spears to “write an international smash for her new album.”

*Photo from samlavi via Flickr

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