Drake has decided to drop the King of Pop.
The “In My Feelings” singer recently decided that he will no longer perform his song with Michael Jackson, “Don’t Matter to Me,” on the UK leg of his international tour.
The removal of the song from his set list comes days after the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” featured testimony from two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claimed that they were sexually abused by Jackson when they were kids.
The documentary created a firestorm on both sides of the debate. Some believe the film lacked overall credibility due to it mainly featuring testimony from the alleged victims, who have changed their stories on multiple occasions. Others fault Jackson for his willingness to sleep with children as a man in his 30s and 40s.
Jackson’s estate has denied the accusations and filed a lawsuit against HBO.
Drake has yet to share his thoughts on the documentary, but removing the song from his set list spoke volumes.
“Don’t Matter to Me,” a song on Drake’s Scorpion album, features vocals that were likely recorded in the 1980s. According to Spin, Paul Anka was listed as a co-writer and often worked with Jackson during the early ’80s.
Drake is canceled, he’s all about Michael Jackson when it’s convenient to him? He only had MJ feature in his song because it would help build his status further
— Prince (@shadyadri1) March 11, 2019
I find it crazy how concerned yall were about Drake being friends w/ an underage girl, while there were no implications that their relationship was inappropriate, but somehow it isn’t the least bit weird that Michael Jackson was actually continuously hanging out with little boys
— m. (@beautyrushmimi) March 5, 2019
— Luvself-2019 (@Luv70927400) March 11, 2019
Who even let Michael Jackson’s voice be used in his song, He doesn’t deserve that and then he throws it back in our face for publicity, Drake is the definition of why music is getting worse and worse by the day
— Infinity Who (@JC_InfinityWho) March 11, 2019
@michaeljackson Hey MJ Estate pull this song from all Drake’s streaming platforms…then released the FULL song on all your platforms…I am sure Drake won’t mind since he pulling this song from his show…I only listen to it because you are in it anyways. https://t.co/ulikdW0gpY
— Ms. C Loves History (@divasantamonica) March 11, 2019