Last night Drake dropped two new tracks, ‘When to Say When’ and ‘Chicago Freestyle’.
In an interview with Vogue, Eilish defended her friendship with the rapper after it was revealed that they exchange text messages.
“The internet is such a stupid-ass mess right now. Everybody’s so sensitive. A grown man can’t be a fan of an artist?” she said.
In ‘When to Say When’, Drake included a reference to Michael Jackson that had fans raising eyebrows.
“Michael Jackson s–t, but the palace is not for kids / Still women sayin’ it’s childish the way we live,” he raps.
Michael Jackson owned the Neverland ranch, which also served as an amusement park, and lived there until his death in 2009. In 2003, Jackson was charged with seven counts of assaulting a minor at the estate, though he was eventually acquitted of all charges.
Fans took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the lyrics.
“Drake really had to say “Michael Jackson ‘ship, but the palace is not for kids” to compensate for the Millie Bobby Brown incident,” tweeted one fan.
Another wrote, “Is Drake really going to bring up Michael Jackson in this song after the shit with MBB and Billie? Is that intentional or?”
“‘Michael Jackson s–t but the palace is not for kids’ Drake really tired of these pedophile jokes,” wrote another.
Both Brown and Eilish have defended their friendship with Drake.
In an Instagram post, Brown wrote, “Why u gotta make a lovely friendship ur headline? U guys are weird…For real. I’m lucky to have people in the business extend their time to help me further my career and offer their wisdom and guidance.”
The post continued, “I’m very blessed to have amazing people in my life. U dont get to chose that for me. it’s nice to have people understand what I do. Now get back to talking about real problems in the world other than my friendships…jeez.”
Eilish also elaborated on the situation during her Vogue interview.
“A grown man can’t be a fan of an artist? There are so many people that the internet should be more worried about. Like, you’re really going to say that Drake is creepy because he’s a fan of mine, and then you’re going to go vote for Trump? What the f–k is that s–t?” she said.
Drake has not yet confirmed or denied whether the lyrics were intended to reference the dramas.