Delivering both an awful performance and an offensive appearance, Polish musician Bogumil "Boogie" Romanowski used blackface to portray Drake with a cover of "Hotline Bling" on popular variety program Twoja Twarz Brzmi Znajomo. 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.
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.
Zwycięzcą odcinka zostaje #Boogie z zespołu @lobuzagram, 🎉🎊gratulujemy 🎊🎉 Swój czek przekazuje Fundacji "Pomoc Kobietom i Dzieciom".
A post shared by Twoja Twarz Brzmi Znajomo (@twojatwarzbrzmiznajomo) on Nov 3, 2018 at 4:06pm PDT
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.