Pusha T blasts Drake for wearing blackface, says he’s silent on Black issues

Pusha T is not buying Drake’s response to wearing blackface. Following Pusha T’s lethal diss, “The Story Adidon,” Drake decided to respond to Pusha T’s cover art.

“This was not from a clothing brand shoot or my 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 typecast. The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment.”

However, Pusha T does not believe Drake. In a radio interview with “Big Boy’s Neighborhood,” Pusha T shared his thoughts on Drake’s statement.

“That doesn’t change my view at all. You are silent on all black issues, Drake. You don’t stand for nothing, you don’t say nothing about nothing. 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.”

Drake rarely raps about issues that are close to Black issues, but he did give $1 million back to the community while shooting the video for the  song, “God’s Plan.”

At this point, Drake should probably remain silent when addressing Pusha T. It’s hard to imagine that he could respond with a track that would be equally as offensive as Pusha T’s “The Story of Adidon.” Drake has to take this loss in hip-hop and continue making good music for his fans.

 

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.



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