Over the weekend, music blogs all over the Internet went into a frenzy over a supposed Britney Spears version of Lady Gaga's "Telephone," but many were unsure whether it was actually the singer on the track. Last night, the producer of the song, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, took to Ustream to clarify that while he had no part in leaking the track, it is indeed Ms. Spears.
"As y'all know, it's been an overwhelming day today. I want to say to all the people on Twitter, all Britney's fans, all the Darkchild fans, I was caught off guard last night with this 'Telephone' leak of Britney," he said.
"I've been asked to leak the version, and I haven't leaked the version, and then last night, there was a version leaked. I really don't know who leaked the version. It was an early demo stage of the version. It wasn't even a mixed version. I would never leak something without Britney's approval, without Larry Rudolph, without Jive Records," Darkchild continued.
While the producer made sure he cleared the air about the leak, he also spilled a few details about a recent visit he had with Britney's manager Larry Rudolph. "On Saturday evening, the night of the [Floyd Mayweather/ Shane Mosley] fight, and we had an incredible conversation about Britney Spears' new album. And we talked about the direction of her album, he gave me some insight into the direction and he wants me to work on stuff for the album," he said.
The producer went on to assert that he's very focused on the pop singer, and he's determined to "write an international smash for her new album."
And when it comes to delivering top-notch songs, Darkchild admitted that he's studied the singer's most recent albums in preparation to serve up something greater.
"I think the fans deserve it, I think Britney deserves it and I can't wait to get back into the studio with Britney. I'm about to go crazy on making something that's so crazy. Since I've had that conversation with Larry Rudolph, I've studied some stuff from her last album and the Blackout album, and that was great stuff, but I think I'm going to bring something a little bit greater. I'm gonna give it my all to deliver something that's crazy, crazy amazing for Britney."
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