Drake’s Cuts Michael Jackson Song “Don’t Matter to Me” From Set After “Leaving Neverland” Airs

The song appeared on Drake’s Scorpion and featured previously unheard vocals from Michael Jackson.

Drake‘s song “Don’t Matter to Me,” the Scorpion that featured previously unheard vocals from the late Michael Jackson, was apparently absent from his tour kickoff setlist in Manchester over the weekend.

READ: Michael Jackson Songs Pulled From Radio Stations In Canada, New Zealand Amid ‘Leaving Neverland’ Controversy

According to a report in Variety Monday morning, the song wasn’t played at Manchester Arena, where Drake kicked off his Assassination Vacation tour with Tory Lanez and Tiffany Calver. The track previously appeared on the rapper’s setlists for his Aubrey and the Three Migos tour in 2018.

No official statement had been released addressing the reason behind the song’s removal. The occurrence has sparked interest as it comes during the midst of HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary, which features personal testimonials of two men who accuse Michael Jackson of sexual abuse.

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Last week, the “Simpsons” team announced they’d be cutting the 1991 episode featuring Jackson’s voice from rotation.

In addition, three major Canadian radio stations and two New Zealand stations are no longer playing Jackson’s music.


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