Remember how "Hold It Against Me" was supposed to be released this Tuesday at midnight? But instead the song leaked early this morning! What happened?

A source tells X17online exclusively that "Hold It Against Me" is currently streaming on Z100's site because the song was prematurely released on iTunes in New Zealand (for $2.39) - why? Because in New Zealand, today is 1/11/11 due to the time difference... the date that Brit's latest single was scheduled to be released!

So technically, they're in the clear. Jive didn't take the song down and, instead, moved forward with the radio release date.

Thoughts on the track? We think it's going to be a huge dance/club hit!