Justin Timberlake didn’t know his song “Take Back the Night” had more than one meaning. The singer released a statement yesterday, saying he had no idea it was also the name of an international support group for sexual violence victims.
“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,” Timberlake said. “I wanted to take this opportunity to let all know that neither my song nor its lyrics have any association with the organization.”
However, Timberlake hopes that his new song can help contribute to the cause by raising more awareness for 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 said. “It is my hope that this coincidence will bring more awareness to this cause.”
Justin Timberlake released “Take Back the Night” last week, as the first single from his upcoming album “The 20/20 Experience Part 2.”