Drake. Picture: Instagram

While everyone who's not part of Team Drizzy is enjoying 's ongoing beef, the 'God's Plan' rapper has clarified why he is in blackface on 'The Story of Adidon' cover art.

While rap beefs are an integral part of hip-hop culture, the ongoing feud between Drake and Pusha T has dominated entertainment headlines.

Drake, however, is business and usual after he took to social media to address the 'The Story of Adidon'  cover art which has him pictured in blackface after receiving backlash from social media.


In an Instagram story press release, the rapper states that while everyone is "enjoying the circus" he wants to "clarify the image in question". 

Drake explained that the picture was taken before his music career back in 2007 when he was working as an actor. The image was meant to raised awareness of how African American actors get stereotyped and are wrongfully portrayed in entertainment. 

This was project helmed by fellow actor — and his best friend at the time — Marzin Elsadig to give a voice to the struggles they faced as black actors at auditions, by highlighting the frustrations of discrimination in the industry. 

See the full statement below: