AceShowbiz - Drake excited fans when he released two new songs, "When to Say When" and "Chicago Freestyle", on Sunday morning, March 1. On the former, the Canadian rapper appears to make reference to music icon Michael Jackson and his Neverland home and that unsurprisingly doesn't sit well with MJ's fans.
The song features the "In My Feelings" rapping about his accomplishments and how he goes back to his Canadian mansion to take a break over the past year. "Ayy, thirty-three years, I gave that to the game/ Thirty-three mill’, I save that for the ring/ Five hundred weeks, I fill the charts with my pain/ Five hundred mil and I fall back in the 6ix," so Drizzy raps.
Later he adds, "Finally give you the n****s the space you need to exist/ Michael Jackson s**t/ but the palace is not for kids." Drake is most likely referring to Michael's famous home where the singer was accused of molesting Wade Robson and James Safechuck during their childhood.
"Drake coming for Michael Jackson? Oh he's gonna get dragged ALL the way back to the Canadian border," one fan commented on the lyrics. "Drake b***h go f**k yourself. You're not worthy of mentioning Michael Jackson's name let alone shade him in your ugly a** songs just for clicks. Stop using his name for clout, clown," one other hotly tweeted.
"so Drake wants to drop Michael Jackson p*dophile jokes but spend money on a damn unreleased verse for his last album. that s**t is disrespectful af," someone blasted Drizzy. Bringing up rumors of him grooming young artists like Millie Bobby Brown and Billie Eilish, one user wrote, "Drake really should’ve avoided that Michael Jackson line considering his own history with underage women."
However, some others jumped to Drake's defense quickly. "I didn't take the Michael Jackson line as disrespect .. Clever fact... Drake walked that thin line tastefully and witty in my opinion," a person shared. Meanwhile, someone else compared the situation to Nicki Minaj's controversial Rosa Parks lyrics on "Yikes".