This Ain't It: Polish Variety Show Contestant Impersonates Drake in Blackface [Video]
Polish musician Bogumil “Boogie” Romanowski got made up in blackface to portray Drake and deliver a cover of “Hotline Bling” for popular variety program Twoja Twarz Brzmi Znajomo. The reason? The show gives Polish celebrities an opportunity to impersonate global stars for a 10,000 z?oty cash prize (roughly $2650) that’ll be donated to a charity of their choice.
Despite the fact his performance was both flat and offensive, Bogumil still managed to walk away with the prize. The show’s Instagram account, which has over 40k followers, even shared a picture of him in blackface, with apparently no one working for the show telling anyone involved that it was a very bad idea.
Of course, Drake and blackface can’t be mentioned in the same sentence without bringing up Pusha-T’s now-legendary diss track “The Story of Adidon.” The cover art for the song featured a picture of Drake in blackface, which Drizzy subsequently apologized for.
Bogumil, however, has yet to apologize or even acknowledge the offensiveness of his blackface on the show, although judging from the cultural differences between the United States and Poland, it’s unlikely he’ll be all that fazed.
If you care to be offended, you can see the racist performance below.