Bosses at concert promotion giants Live Nation have blasted reports they have signed a record deal with Janet Jackson.
The Nasty hitmaker was said to have inked a contract with the company - encompassing her album and concert plans - following her departure from Island Records in September (08).
But Live Nation chiefs have now flatly denied the reports.
A spokesman says, "Live Nation has not signed a deal with Janet Jackson, nor are we in discussions with the artist about a deal."