Amidst the growing controversy surrounding Michael Jackson‘s legacy with the release of HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary, Drake has removed his song “Don’t Matter to Me,” featuring a posthumous contribution from the singer originally recorded in 1983, from his “Assassination Vacation” tour setlist. He performed the track from his 2018 album Scorpion throughout the American leg of his tour with Migos, but on the first night of his European tour in Manchester, he did not perform it.
Earlier in March, radio stations in Canada and New Zealand removed Michael Jackson’s music from their playlists, and jut a few days ago, it was announced that a 1991 episode of The Simpsons featuring Jackson as a guest star would be removed from circulation.
Michael Jackson’s estate is suing HBO over the documentary, which it describes as a “public lynching” and a “tabloid character assassination.”
For more on Leaving Neverland, read our op-ed here.