Hip-hop star claimed Thin White Duke had sang backing vocals on his album

David Bowie has denied that he’s collaborated with rapper Jay Electronica.

The New Orleans hip-hop star claimed that he’d managed to get the Thin White Duke to sing backing vocals on one of the tracks on his forthcoming debut album.

A post on his Twitter page, Twitter.com/jayelectronica, on Monday (July 11) said: “What if I told yall we even got David Bowie singing bg vox on a record. Ask The Bulitts.”

However, the tweet was subsequently taken down and a statement on Bowie‘s official website Davidbowie.com countered the rapper’s apparent claims.

“Following reports of tweets suggesting a vocal contribution yesterday, we can tell you that David Bowie is not singing on the new album by Jay Electronica,” it said.

Bowie has issued a string of denials about his reported involvements with music and movie projects over the past year.

Last August the singer scotched rumours that he had collaborated with Lady Gaga on her latest album ‘Born This Way’, claiming it was a cleverly devised hoax.

And in April he described a report that he had penned a film script with The Rolling Stones’ frontman Mick Jagger as “piffle”.