Pusha T responded to Drake saying he wore blackface (with oversized red lips) to address the struggles of black actors in the film and TV industry. Pusha, left, used the image of Drake wearing blackface makeup to promote his diss track “The Story of Adidon”.
Drake denied using the blackface photo to promote a clothing brand in a post on Instagram.com.
“This was not from a clothing brand shoot or my music career. 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 stereotypes and type cast. The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment,” he said.
Drake, who is biracial, added: “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.”
But Pusha doubted Drake’s sincerity during an interview on Big Boy’s Neighborhood at 92.3 radio station in Los Angeles.
“You are silent in all black issues, Drake. You really you are. I don’t hear about anything. You don’t stand for nothing, you don’t say nothing about nothing. You don’t. That’s just what it is and you have all the platform in the world,” Pusha said.
The drama started on Friday when Pusha dropped his track “Infrared” which suggested Drake uses a ghostwriter — the ultimate insult for a MC who pens his own lyrics.
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