Listen to the leaked Miley Cyrus and Blink 182 collaboration

Although initially believed to be fake, Mark Hoppus proceeded to confirm its existence.

Blink 182's Mark Hoppus and Miley Cyrus

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A short clip of an unreleased collaborative recording, featuring both Blink-182 and Miley Cyrus, has been leaked.

The clip is an alternative version of the Blink-182 song I Really Wish I Hated You, taken from NINE, the band’s 2019 LP. You take a listen to a portion of the track, which was posted on Instagram by fan account @blink182italia, below:

While the clip could have been quickly passed off as a hoax or demo mockup, bassist Mark Hoppus seemed to confirm its authenticity. In a very ‘2020’ turn of events, his reaction to the leak was broadcast live as Hoppus played Animal Crossing. The same fan account, this time on Twitter, collated his reaction. Take a look below:

When Hoppus reads a comment about the song, he appears completely taken aback – before saying simply: “did it leak?” He also goes on to say that while he knows “exactly what the story is” with the song, presumably making reference to why it never materialised on the album, he didn’t realise that it’s “out in the world.”

While this does seem to confirm the clip’s authenticity, it’s unlikely that we’ll see an official release of the song, if Hoppus’ reaction and the private nature of it until now are anything to go by.

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