Akademiks Says Speculation of Drake Dropping Song That Samples Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” Is ‘Not True’

DJ Akademiks is shutting down the latest rumors about what Drake’s next move will be.

Two months after the release of 37-year-old Kendrick Lamar’s “Not Like Us” and the cultural phenomenon surrounding it since, there’s one question on many people’s minds: where does Drake, 37, go from here?

Fans of the Canadian rapper are apparently keeping tabs on his social media activity lately for clues.

Some hawk-eyed fans noticed recently that Drake is following Siedah Garrett, the 64-year-old Grammy-winning and Oscar nominated songwriter best known for co-writing and providing backup vocals on Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”

The discovery led to rumors online that Drake would be sampling Jackson’s 1988 hit for an upcoming new single.

However, Akademiks shut down the speculation on his X account on Wednesday, writing, “Not true.”