Shortly after Pusha used a picture of Drake in “blackface” as the cover for his diss track “The Story of Adidon,” Drake tried to explain how the controversial photo, which he dubbed “art,” came to be.
“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,” the rapper wrote in a note on social media. “The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment.”
“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,” he added.
But Pusha, who’s been trading jabs with Drake since last month, doesn’t buy what the Canadian rapper is selling.
“See, I don’t know. I just know that me being a black man, that’s something I’m totally against,” the rapper told GQ. “I’m just like, ‘How could you be that comfortable, ever?’ Just for me, there’s no way that’s ever comfortable.”