New 'Drake song' causes confusion as listeners question whether AI or the rapper is behind it

A new 'leaked' song thought to be by Drake is causing confusion among fans, with some questioning whether it is him or an AI clone.

The new song appeared on the internet over the weekend, supposedy after being leaked.

In it, the Canadian rapper seems to hit out at other musicians including Kendrick Lamar and Metro Boomin.

However, fans aren't sure if it is actually him.

"This is clearly AI," posted one user on X.

The song hasn't been officially released and some listeners say they can hear small glitches in his vocal track that suggest it could have been generated by artificial intelligence.

Drake's AI clone has history.

In 2023, an AI-generated track that recreated the voices of Drake and artist The Weeknd went viral on TikTok.

The song, called Heart On My Sleeve, was created by an artist known as Ghostwriter.

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It racked up more than 230,000 plays on YouTube, with more than 625,000 plays on Spotify, according to industry news website Music Business Worldwide, before it was removed from streaming platforms.

At the time, Universal Music Group, which publishes both artists through Republic Records, said songs like Heart On My Sleeve "represent both a breach of our agreements and a violation of copyright law".

Drake isn't helping the current confusion.

He hasn't claimed the track but has been posting about it on Instagram.

He even posted an AI deepfake of rap producer Metro Boomin in a clip from the 2002 film Drumline, which appears to be a reference to one of the lines in the song, "Metro, shut your h*e ass up and make some drums".

Sky News approached Universal Music for confirmation of the song's authenticity but is yet to receive a response.