Stephen Trupp
May 14, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

There’s nothing like the Internet for spreading baseless, silly rumors, and BLAZE magazine’s online news site recently fueled a juicy one when it reported that Michael Jackson and Lauryn Hill were teaming up to record ”a millennium single” called ”This Is Our Time.” That’s apparently news to Hill. ”Lauryn has not been approached by Michael about working on any such song,” says a Hill spokesperson, who adds that his office has been bombarded with calls about the mythical project.

Jackson’s rep, Bob Jones, was similarly mystified: ”I don’t know anything about it.” So from whence did the apparently erroneous report originate? BLAZE Online editor Keith Murphy says he picked it up from another online news service, Support Online Hip-Hop (www.sohh.com). ”They’re pretty much an authority,” contends Murphy. If you say so. (At press time, Support Online Hip-Hop was trying to figure out where it got its information.)

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