Pusha T Hits Back At Drake's Blackface Statement

By James Dinh

May 31, 2018

Pusha T doesn't care for Drake's statement regarding the unearthed photo of the OVO rapper in blackface, which was used as the cover art for Pusha's diss track, "The Story of Adidon."

During his appearance on the Los Angeles' Real 92.3 on Thursday morning (May 31), Pusha shared his thoughts on the statement. "That doesn't change my view at all," he told Big Boy's Neighborhood. "You are silent on all black issues, Drake. You don't stand for nothing. You don't say nothing about nothing. That's just what it is. You have all the platform in the world. You were so passionate back then? No, you weren't. That's number one. That's what I know."

In his statement, the Young Money MC made sure to let the blogosphere know that the photo was not affiliated with a clothing brand shoot or his 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 type cast. The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment," he explained.

Additionally, Adrian Aitcheson, the founder of the Too Black Guys clothing line, spoke about the image, particularly because Drake dons one of their Jim Crow shirts. "The photo in question was not from a Too Black Guys photoshoot however it did feature clothing from Too Black Guys’ JIM CROW COUTURE/HOUSE OF CROW collection which was released in 2008," he explained. "The collection featured several graphics that highlighted the painful and dangerous period of the Jim Crow Era. Too Black Guys has a history of representing the black experience in an unapologetic way. Although this was not an image from any of our photoshoots, we feel that Drake, who is a long- time friend of the brand, was brilliantly illustrating the hypocrisy of the Jim Crow Era."

Photo: Getty Images

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