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Drake Releases Statement Regarding Blackface Photo

The feud between rappers Drake and Pusha T continues to dominate our social feeds and headlines, In a clap-back from Pusha T,  he also unveiled a blackface photo of Drake, shot by photographer David Leyes, which was quickly met with a load of controversy and questions as to where they came from.

In a statement provided by Too Black Guys founder Adrian Aitcheson to Complex, commented below:

“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. 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. The subtleties of Drake, a young black man, mimicking how white men used to mimic and dehumanize black people may be lost in a rap battle but we should not be distracted from the issues that are still affecting our communities.”

See Drake’s response in our Gallery Above. 

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