Drake claims rival rapper Pusha T used a blackface photo out of context.
Pusha T released "The Story of Adidon" on Tuesday and the artwork featured Drake in blackface.
Drake posted on his Instagram stories on Wednesday night that the image was not from a clothing brand shoot or his music career.
Drake says the picture was from 2007, when he was an actor working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles. He says the photo represented how blacks were once "wrongfully portrayed in entertainment."
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The rap stars renewed their feud last week with the release of Pusha T's new album. In his song "Infrared," Pusha T accuses Drake of using a ghostwriter.