Watch a Polish talent show contestant do Drake’s “Hotline Bling” with a sprinkle of blackface

Bogumil “Boogie” Romanowski won first place on the Polish TV show Your Face Sounds Familiar.

November 06, 2018

A Polish musician has won first place in a televised Polish talent competition for a blackface impersonation of Drake, Global News reports.

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The Polish musician Bogumil “Boogie” Romanowski darkened his skin for his performance of Drake's 2016 hit "Hotline Bling" on the Polish program Twoja Twarz Brzmi Znajomo, or Your Face Sounds Familiar, where contestants impersonate other musicians. Romanowski won a charity prize of 10,000 złoty, approximately $2650 USD.

The show's Instagram account shared a before and after picture of Boogie and his "transformation." See it below:

On November 2, Drake accused the Vancouver's Parq Casino of racial profiling. "[The casino was] profiling me and not allowing me to gamble when I had everything they originally asked for," the rapper wrote on his Instagram stories. The casino apologized in a statement and said it "stands against racism."

Watch a Polish talent show contestant do Drake’s “Hotline Bling” with a sprinkle of blackface