Until you hear it from Britney's lips, nothing about her new single "Make Me" is true.
Minus the album title. That's real.
There's been so much speculation surrounding Britney's upcoming B9 lead single, the Britney Army's excitement is beginning to morph into angst. How patient does one need to be to finally hear Brit's new tunes?
Very, at least according to Brit's manager Larry Rudolph, who says all the rumors scattered about online, including on BreatheHeavy, are untrue.
Rudolph was asked to confirm or deny a report that "Make Me" samples a bit of Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" (BH didn't report that one because, well, obviously no). It was billed as a fiery "revenge" track, which Rudolph laughed at in a statement, and in doing so shot down all the banter we've gabbed about for months.
“Although this and all of the other rumors I’ve read surrounding the release of Britney’s new single ‘Make Me’ are very entertaining, so far none of them have been true,” Rudolph tells Gossip Cop.
So what does this mean? If we take his statement at face value, it means:
The single does not drop at the end of July.
It was never delayed due to vocal issues.
That German radio station never added it to their roster.
And "Make Me" is not chill and bouncy.
One thing Rudolph can't deny is a music video shoot already took place with the song's collaborator, G-Eazy, unless the on-set photos are a brilliantly crafted mirage and our life is a lie. Honestly, quite possible.
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) June 2, 2016
Also, it's still safe to assume Burns is the song's lead producer.
So, yeah, we have no idea what's going on. You were my sun, you were my moon...