Drake appears to pull Michael Jackson-sampling song from his concert tour playlist
Although unexplained, the rapper will apparently not be using a song that has Michael Jackson's vocals in it in his list of UK concert tracks
The fallout from HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary continues.
The song, “Don’t Matter to Me,” is a track from his “Scorpion” album.
It is unclear if Drake dropped the song because of the explosive documentary that alleges the legendary singer molested two boys, but he did previously perform the song during his concert in Atlanta in November.
No explanation was given for leaving the song out, according to Variety. Drake was scheduled to perform a second show Monday night in Manchester, U.K.
This comes following news that others are pulling away from using material created by Jackson as a result of the documentary.
Last week, a 1991 episode of “The Simpsons” in which Jackson appeared as an uncredited voice was taken out of the show’s rotation.
“It feels clearly the only choice to make,” executive producer James L. Brooks told the Wall Street Journal.
Additionally, some radio stations have also dropped the late singer’s songs from their rotation.
The commercial broadcaster MediaWorks said their decision to pull Jackson’s music from their rotation was supported by listeners due to the allegations.
Another broadcaster NZME said Jackson’s music will also be stopped and three Montreal-based radio stations in Canada have also reportedly decided against playing the late singer’s songs.
In the two-part HBO documentary, James “Jimmy” Safechuck and Wade Robson accuse the singer of sexual abuse that lasted for years when they were children.
Jackson’s family claims both men are making false claims for money and Jackson’s estate is suing HBO for airing the film.