Drake’s new record, Scorpion, has only been out a day, but there is one song from the double album which has immediately divided public opinion.
The track in question is called “Don’t Matter To Me” and features the late King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson.
According to TMZ, the song is an unreleased Jackson track which he recorded before his death in June 2009. Drake reworked the previously unheard track for his new album, adding his own vocals and turning it into a posthumous duet.
The reaction to the song following the release of the album on June 29 has been mixed to say the least, with some fans claiming the Jackson vocals are “fake.”
“Unless they put a s**t load of effects on his voice, that s**t fake,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another fan said the edited vocals made Jackson’s voice sound “weird.”
Others questioned why Jackon’s estate would even allow Drake to take ownership of the song.
It wasn’t all doom and gloom, though, as there was a lot of love for the track too.
One person not so happy with the song is Jackon’s nephew, Austin Brown, who told TMZ that he believes if Jackson didn’t finish the track, then Drake never should have used it.
“Respect the artist, but I just don’t feel it’s okay to use someone’s vocals and manipulate them and change them,” he said.
Meanwhile, there were many others who were convinced Jackson’s vocals were actually peformed by The Weeknd.
On the new album, Drake also addresses the rumours regarding his fatherhood, which came to light during his beef with Pusha T. In a number of songs on Scorpion, the Canadian rapper seemingly confirms that he has a son called Adonis.
Listen to “Don’t Matter To Me” featuring Michael Jackson below.