Justin Timberlake Addresses ‘Take Back The Night’ Controversy


/ July 16, 2013

Justin Timberlake’s latest funktastic single “Take Back The Night” has landed the singer in a sticky situation. While the groovy tune signals the countdown till his 20/20 Experience 2 release in September, the song’s title is also the name of an anti-rape group.

JT was left in the dark about the bubbling controversy until lawyers that repped the Take Back The Night Organization sent the “Suit & Tie” singer a letter, saying, “You used our name without our permission.”

The pop star then issued a statement to RadarOnline, apologizing for the unintentional blunder. “Upon the release of my new single ‘Take Back The Night’, I was made aware of an organization of the same name called The Take Back The Night Foundation,” he said.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to let all know that neither my song nor its lyrics have any association with the organization. As I’ve learned more about The Take Back The Night Foundation, I’m moved by its efforts to stop violence against women, create safe communities and encourage respectful relationships for women — Something we all should rally around,” he added. “It is my hope that this coincidence will bring more awareness to this cause.”