Drake Finally Reveals The Truth Behind His Controversial Blackface Photo...

TORONTO, ON- SEPTEMBER 9  -   Drake at the red carpet for the movie, "The Carter Effect" at the Winter Garden and Elgin Theatres during the Toronto International Film Festival  in Toronto.  September 9, 2017.        (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Drake Finally Reveals The Truth Behind His Controversial Blackface Photo...

"I know everyone is enjoying the circus..."

Published May 31, 2018

The hip-hop world is anxiously waiting on the edge of their seats for Young Money prodigy Drake’s response to longtime rap rival Pusha T and his lyrically cap-peeling “Story of Adidon” diss record.

According to TMZ’s Van Lathan, Drizzy has already gotten busy on his backfire for the shots unloaded by the GOOD Music emcee. But in the meantime, he’s only addressing one of the most controversial digs that had less to do with the diss track’s lyrics and more to do with its controversial cover work: a 2007 photo of Drake in blackface.

  1. The “Nice For What” rapper released a statement via Instagram story explaining the throwback photo from his pre-rap, early acting career days
    (Photo: @champagnepapi via Instagram)

    Simply put, the photos belong to a project he was working on back then, not a photo shoot for brand apparel, as some misinformation held on the internet.

    “I know everyone is enjoying the circus but I want to clarify this image in question,” he began. “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 stereotyped and typecast.”

    He even has a witness, according to the statement: a Sudanese actor by the name of Mazin Elsadig, who Drake said was his best buddy at the time and apparently was also involved with the above-mentioned project.

  2. And while some of the internet is letting Drake off with the artistically creative pass, others aren’t buying it or excusing it…

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photo: Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)


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