Pusha T will have to wait.
In response to Pusha T’s scathing diss track, “The Story of Adidon,” Drake issued a statement to clarify the blackface picture that surfaced online Tuesday.
The Toronto rapper took to Instagram Stories late Wednesday night to address the controversial image, which served as the cover art for Pusha’s latest record.
“I know everyone is enjoying the circus but I want to clarify the image in question. This was not from a clothing brand shoot or my music career,” he wrote.
“This picture is from 2007, a time in my life where I was an actor and I was working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles, being stereotyped and type cast. The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment.”
He added, “Me and my best friend at the time Mazin Elsadig who is also an actor from Sudan were attempting to use our voice to bring awareness to the issues we dealt with all the time as black actors at auditions. This was to highlight and raise our frustrations with not always getting a fair chance in the industry and to make a point that the struggle for black actors had not changed much.”
Shortly after the photos went viral, the photographer of the photo shoot, David Leyes, claimed it was Drake’s idea to don blackface.
The racist photos weren’t the only reason Drake was trending on social media.
Pusha T (born Terrence Thornton) eviscerated the Canadian rapper on the 3:15 track, and nothing was off-limits — including Drake’s alleged poor parenting skills.
Listen to the record below.
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