SLUMSMAG STFF: Greg Lewis
Polish musician Bogumil “Boogie” Romanowski used blackface to portray Drake with a cover of “Hotline Bling” on popular variety program Twoja Twarz Brzmi Znajomo.
Not only did the the performance lack luster, the appearance was also very offensive.
According to complex, The premise behind the show sees Polish celebrities impersonating global stars for a 10,000 złoty cash prize (roughly $2650) that’ll be given to a charity of their choice.
What’s more insane, Bogumil still managed to walk away with the prize. Regardless of The flat performance and the racially inappropriate appearance, he still won.
It was also reported that 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.
This entire performance was definitely a horrible idea.
Unfortunately, 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.
However, Bogumil seems to be unapologetic.
Considering cultural differences, Bogumil probably wont be fazed by this at all.