The photo also saw Drake wearing clothes with Jim Crow on them
Drake has responded to criticism of a photo showing him in blackface and wearing clothes that feature illustrations of Jim Crow.
The photo was used as the artwork for Pusha-T’s latest diss track ‘The Story of Adidon’, which saw him allege that Drake has a secret child.
Pusha-T tweeted about the photo.”Please stop referring to this picture as “artwork”…I’m not an internet baby, I don’t edit images…this is a REAL picture…these are his truths, see for yourself,” he wrote, linking to a gallery by photographer David Leyes.
Drake has now responded to the release of the image, writing, “I know everyone is enjoying the circus but I want to clarify this image in question.”
He goes on to clarify that the photo was not ‘a clothing brand shoot’ or for his ‘music career’ but rather when he was an actor “working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles, being stereotyped and type-cast”.