Britney Spears fans have begged people to remove the internet star’s content after it leaked online.
Britney Spears’ highly anticipated collab with Elton John has reportedly leaked online.
Fans are furious that the new song made the rounds on social media before the princess of pop could officially release it herself, The US Sun reported.
The song, titled Hold Me Closer, is Britney’s first new music in six years.
It is said to be a mash-up of Tiny Dancer, one of Sir Elton’s most memorable songs, mixed with samples from his other songs, including his 1992 song The One.
Britney, 40, is said to have changed the lyrics and offered to sing a new verse for the remix, which is due out any day now.
But some fans online say they got it early and leaked what they claim is a preview of the single.
In the clip that was posted on Twitter, a voice believed to be Britney’s can be heard in her trademark high pitch singing “Hold me close Tiny Dancer” among other lyrics.
Though the short snippet hasn’t been confirmed or denied, fans who have been waiting for the whole thing to be released in a proper format are criticizing the stealth.
“This is not cool. She works so hard,” one Britney fan wrote, mentioning how careful the singer was with her big comeback song.
“Stop leaking it,” pleaded another, while a third yelled, “Delete it.”
One fan even wondered if the leak was even the final version of the song.
“Why leak if she’s not happy with it?”
Still, some eager fans were ready to savor her return.
“I can’t wait,” exclaimed one person, while another commented, “OMG I want it.”
A third party, who apparently heard the alleged preview, praised it.
“Sounds so good,” the fan tweeted.
The collaboration is a continuation of Elton’s teaming up with Dua Lipa last summer.
Her single Cold Heart topped several Billboard charts.
Britney is expecting a similar reception as she returns to acting.
A source told The Sun 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, with Elton having personally invited Brit to several of his famous Oscar parties,” the source revealed.
“He really wants the best for her and to hear them together on one track is amazing.”
Speaking about her love for Elton, Britney previously said, “I’m the biggest fan of his in the world.
“My mom and I love him to death.”