Michael Jackson’s Nephew Isn’t Happy About Drake Using An Unreleased Song
Drake's latest album, Scorpion, doesn't feature many guest appearances, but one of the artists that does appear on the new project is the late Michael Jackson. The Toronto rapper uses an released song from the King of Pop on his track, "Don't Matter to Me." But while fans are loving the song, Jackson's nephew isn't too fond of it.
Speaking with TMZ on Friday night (June 29), Austin Brown—the son of Jackson's sister Rebbie Brown—said the use of his uncle's vocals isn't OK with him. When asked if the family was fine with Drake using the vocals, Brown said, "I'm not OK with it."
Brown praised Drizzy as a talented artist but added that if Michael didn't finish the song, than it shouldn't be used. "I just feel like, if he didn't finish it, than you shouldn't use it," he told TMZ. "I respect the artist but I just don't feel like it's OK to use someone's vocals... and change them."
While it's uncertain when Jackson's original vocals were recorded, the unreleased song appears to be from the early 1980s and before Thriller. According to Spin, the song was also co-written by Paul Anka, who also assisted in writing "Love Never Felt So Good."
Check out Brown talking with TMZ below.