Drake & Too Black Guys founder addresses “Story of Adidon” blackface pictures
After being lambasted by some fans and spectators, Drake received somewhat serious backlash after pictures emerged of the Canadian rapper using blackface. These images were brought to light by Pusha T, who Drake is currently in an ongoing back and forth rap beef with. Many were also upset at the clothes he’s seen wearing in the picture below, which has Jim Crow imagery and graphic prints.
For those unaware, these are extremely racist references, often used by some white people to mock black people and their features. This culture was introduced in the late 1800’s and carried on for several decades afterwards until it became taboo. Many believed the artwork was photoshopped, until Pusha disproved these ideas in a tweet, which directed folks to the photographer’s website (since removed).Pusha T presents “Story of Adidon” diss with this artwork.
The slider above shows the racially conscious and message-based, Spring 2008 campaign from Canadian apparel brand, Too Black Guys. Originally many thought Drake‘s pictures were associated with this collection, however the founder of the brand, Adrian Aitcheson, has since highlighted otherwise. He clarifies in the statement below:The rapper himself has also put out a statement, explaining via his Instagram:
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