Did Drake turn his back on Michael Jackson after sexual abuse claims?

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.

 

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.



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