Michael Jackson’s vocals on Scorpion were reportedly recorded in 1983

Tyga even allegedly had the vocals at one point.

August 29, 2018
Michael Jackson’s vocals on <i>Scorpion</i> were reportedly recorded in 1983 Michael Jackson AFP, Kevin Winter / Getty Images

The source of Drake's surprise Michael Jackson feature on Scorpion has been discovered. On Wednesday, an LA Times story on Michael Jackson's brand and image pointed out that the vocals on "Don't Matter To Me" came from a 1983 recording session with collaborator Paul Anka.

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The vocals in question reportedly touched the hands of a number of artists — including Tyga — before ultimately finding a home on Scorpion. Co-executor of Jackson's estate John Branca also told the publication that Drake was deeply interested in doing the record. "Drake was so passionate about it,” Branca said. “It was like how could we not do this one? It fit so well."

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Michael Jackson’s vocals on Scorpion were reportedly recorded in 1983