Drake explains the blackface photo Pusha-T used as artwork for diss track

Drake has broken his silence after Pusha-T used a picture of the star in blackface as the artwork for his diss track.

As well as the artwork, Pusha-T claimed Drake has a baby son with former porn star Sophie Brussaux and rapped about his dad leaving him and his mum when he was just five.

On Wednesday evening, Drake shared a statement addressing only the artwork.

While remaining silent on the baby allegations, the Canadian star wrote: "I know everyone is enjoying the circus but I want to clarify this image in question.

"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 sterotyped and type cast. The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment.

He continued: "Me and my best friend at the time Mazin Elsadig who is also an actor from Sudan were attempting to use our voice to bring awareness to theissue we dealt with all the time as black actors at auditions.

"This was to highlight and raise our frustrations with not always getting a fair chance in the industry and to make a point that the struggle for black actors had not changed much."

After releasing his diss track The Story of Adidon, Pusha-T tweeted the artwork and added: “This is a REAL picture… these are his truths, see for yourself."

It was later removed.

Pusha-T was responding to Drake’s track Dupply Freestyle, which had been released on Friday.

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