Britney Spears’ long-awaited collaboration with Elton John has allegedly been leaked online.
Fans are furious that the new track hit social media before the princess of pop could officially release it.
The song, titled Hold Me Closer, was Britney’s first new music in six years.
It is said to be a mashup of Tiny Dancer, one of Sir Elton’s most catchy tunes, mixed with samples from his other songs, including his 1992 track The One.
It is reported that 40-year-old Britney corrected the text and offered to sing a new verse for the remix, which should be released any day.
But some online fans say they got it early and leaked what they claim is a preview of the single.
In the clip that was posted on twitterthe voice, believed to be Britney’s, can be heard in her characteristic high pitch singing “hold me close, wee dancer”, among other lyrics.
While the brief snippet has neither been confirmed nor denied, fans who have been waiting for the whole thing to be released in the proper format have criticized the rigging.
“This not normal. She works so hard,” wrote one of Britney’s fans, noting the singer’s concern for her big comeback.
“Stop leaking this,” pleaded another, while a third yelled, “Delete this.”
One fan even wondered if the leak was the final version of the song.
“Why leak if she doesn’t like it?”
However, some anxious fans wanted to try her comeback.
“I can’t wait,” one person exclaimed, while another added, “Oh my God, I want this.”
A third, who apparently listened to the supposed preview, praised it.
“She sounds so good,” a fan tweeted.
The collaboration is a continuation of Elton’s collaboration with Dua Lipa last summer.
Their hit single Cold Heart topped several Billboard charts.
Britney is looking forward to a similar reception as she begins her performance process again.
The former mouseketeer is at war with her ex-husband Kevin Federline and even her own teenage sons who refuse to see her.
She is also still getting her life in order after successfully making her way out of her father’s custody.
A source told Kristen Bell Tattoos that Elton had helped countless artists over the years, both publicly and privately, and was well aware of Britney’s battles.
“They’ve known each other for years and Elton has personally invited Britt to a number of his famous Oscar parties,” the insider said.
“He genuinely wants the best for her and hearing them together on a track is amazing.”
Speaking of her love for Elton, Britney previously said, “I’m his biggest fan in the world.
“Me and my mom, we love him to death.”