Media Personality Ebro Slams Drake For ‘Never Showing Up’ For The Black Community
Radio personality Ebro has called out Drake for never showing up to support the Black community when it comes to social issues.
In a recent episode of Apple’s “Rap Life Review,” Ebro, real name Ibrahim Darden, shared with his co-hosts that he isn’t pleased with Canadian rap star Drake because he doesn’t use his platform to address issues and hardships faced by the Black community.
During their chat, the hosts of the Apple series discussed Drake’s recent diss toward Childish Gambino’s 2018 single “This Is America” at his “It’s All a Blur” tour stop in Chicago, which Ebro was not fond of. Reportedly, Childish Gambino (AKA Donald Glover) revealed in a previous interview that “This Is America” initially started off as a Drake diss record.
In response to the “Hype” rapper referring to the (almost diss) track as trash, Ebro said that Drake, full name Aubrey Drake Graham, has yet to speak on important topics or stand for what’s right for Black Americans.
“Y’all know I’m the biggest Drake fan on this show. Drake has never shown up to have anything to say about anything going on in society with Black folks or anything other than himself.”
“You’re also one of the most successful rappers we’ve ever seen, and we love you for that… The song’s called ‘This Is America.’ You’re Canadian, bro!”
At one point during the episode, the three hosts noted that they don’t expect to see Drake speak on critical issues because he’s never done so in the past.
Ebro is the latest media veteran to slam the Toronto rapper for his actions recently. Magazine journalist/editor Elliott Wilson also called out Drake on Twitter in a since-deleted post. In the tweet, he said the entertainer only does interviews that are outside of the hip-hop culture. The post reportedly came following Drake’s sit-down with TikTok star/podcaster Bobbi Althoff, who is a white woman.
Elliott Wilson wrote,
“Moment of clarity: No disrespect to Lil Boat. Yachty’s convo with The Boy was comfy and had some cool moments. I was more so clowning the comedy shenanigans with outsiders to our culture. It would be great to hear Drake speak to us again. Even if it ain’t me.”
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