Drake Says Photos Of Him In Blackface Were Commentary On How Black Actors "Get Stereotyped And Type Cast"
"The photos represented how black African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment."
Drake responded on Wednesday night to the firestorm surrounding a photo of him in blackface, saying on Instagram that the pictures were from a 2007 photo shoot back when he was an actor.
Drake said the photos taken by David Leyes came from a project he worked on with actor Mazin Elsadig to "bring awareness" to how young black actors struggle to get roles and "get stereotyped and type cast."
Drake said the photos "represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment".
The images surfaced Tuesday after rapper Pusha T used the blackface photo as the cover art for a new track dissing the Canadian.