Drake Explains Blackface Photo Used For Pusha T Diss Track
All in the name of art.
By now, Drake and Pusha T beef is in full swing. When the DAYTONA rapper responded to Drake "Duppy Freestyle" with "The History Of Adidon," it came with some controversial single art.
In the picture, Drake was in blackface and wore a Jim Crow of the shirt, which left many people wondering, well, why? On Wednesday night (May 30), the OVO Sound brain released a statement on his Instagram History that is explained in the photo originated.
"I know that everyone is enjoying the circus, but I want to clarify that this picture in question," he wrote. "This was not a clothing brand, or shoot my music career. This photo is from 2007, at a time in my life when I was an actor, and I was working on a project that is about young black actors struggling to get roles, being stereotyped and type conversion."
Drizzy went on to say that it was an attempt to "raise awareness" of the problems that he and other black actors had to deal with during the auditions.
#Drake releases a statement about the "black face" photo #PushaT published on its front page for the #TheStoryOfAdidon. 📹: @champagnepapi ______ is Not clear the photo questions for you?
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The photographer who took the photo, David Laws, called for Pusha's manager Steven Victor for taking it to Twitter shortly after the song's release and Instagram pulled it from Pusha the account.
For yall more concerned about Drake's hidden child being face painted black with a JIM CROW SUIT? Wild. pic.twitter.com/C1w1bdAVOX
— At The National Level Progressive 💚🧡 (@PastorFaithful) May 30, 2018
Pusha ripped the back-and-forth show on Friday (May 25) with the launch of the "Infrared", which was included in DAYTONA. The song had as its goal both the 6 God and Cash Money CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams.
From now on, the ball is now in Drake's court.