The beef between Pusha T and Drake hit an all time high when Pusha released the diss song ‘The Story of Adidon’ with Drake featured on the artwork in ‘blackface.’ That sent the internet into a frenzy with everyone demanding an explanation from the Toronto rapper. The photo taken by David Lyles was assumed to be for a clothing brand, but Drake says otherwise. Drake issued a statement via his Insta-story and the clothing brand he was wearing also put out their own statement.
Too Black Guys clothing brand, Adrian Aitcheson responded below:
‘The photo in question was not from a Too Black Guys photoshoot however it did feature clothing from Too Black Guys’ JIM CROW COUTURE/HOUSE OF CROW collection which was released in 2008. The collection featured several graphics that highlighted the painful and dangerous period of the Jim Crow Era.’
Aitcheson continued, ‘Too Black Guys has a history of representing the black experience in an unapologetic way. Although this was not an image from any of our photoshoots, we feel that Drake, who is a longtime friend of the brand, was brilliantly illustrating the hypocrisy of the Jim Crow Era.’
‘The subtleties of Drake, a young black man, mimicking how white men used to mimic and dehumanize black people may be lost in a rap battle but we should not be distracted from the issues that are still affecting our communities.’