AceShowbiz - As they're trading insults in song lyrics, Pusha T recently brought to light a photo of Drake in blackface makeup. The 41-year-old rapper accuses the Canadian spitter, who is biracial, of being "always afraid he wasn't black enough" in his latest diss track "The Story of Adidon".
After he received criticisms over the controversial photo, Drake felt the need to explain it. He said on Instagram on Wednesday, May 30 that the photo was taken in 2007 and claimed that it was his way to bring awareness of the issues that black actors faced at the time.
"I know everyone is enjoying the circus but I want to clarify this image in question," Drake wrote. "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."
Drake speaks on “blackface” photos circulating. pic.twitter.com/y3SrOl9DcQ— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) May 31, 2018
Photographer David Leyes echoed Drake's statement, describing the photo as "a strong statement made by a black man about the fucked up culture he is living in."
However, Pusha isn't buying Drake's explanation. In an interview with Los Angeles' Real 92.3 on Thursday, he said, "I don't believe it." He added, "You are silent on all black issues, Drake. You really are. You don't stand for nothing. You don't. That's just what it is. You have all the platform in the world. You were so passionate back then, no you weren't."
Pusha first reignited the feud with Drake by releasing "Infrared", in which he accuses Drake of using ghostwriters for his songs. Drake hit back by releasing his own diss track "Duppy Freestyle". He takes a jab Kanye West who produced "Infrared", pointing out that Kanye required Drake's help in writing songs in the past.
Pusha then responded to "Duppy Freestyle" with "The Story of Adidon", in which he accuses Drake of not acknowledging his alleged son with porn star Sophie Brussaux. He also takes a shot at Drake's longtime collaborator Noah "40" Shebib.