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Drake claims Pusha T used blackface photo out of context

/ 04:26 PM June 01, 2018

In this March 27, 2011 file photo, Drake arrives on the red carpet at the 2011 JUNO Awards, Canada’s music awards in Toronto. Drake claims rival rapper Pusha T used a blackface photo out of context. Pusha T released “The Story of Adidon” on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, and the artwork featured Drake in blackface. Drake says the picture was from 2007 when he was an actor “working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles.” He says the photo represented how African Americans were once “wrongfully portrayed in entertainment.” Image: The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese via AP

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake claims rival rapper Pusha T used a blackface photo out of context.

Pusha T released “The Story of Adidon” on Tuesday and the artwork featured Drake in blackface.

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Drake posted on his Instagram stories on Wednesday night that the image was not from a clothing brand shoot or his music career.

Drake says the picture was from 2007, when he was an actor working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles. He says the photo represented how blacks were once “wrongfully portrayed in entertainment.”

The rap stars renewed their feud last week with the release of Pusha T’s new album. In his song “Infrared”, Pusha T accuses Drake of using a ghostwriter. CC

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