AceShowbiz - DJ Drama has defended Jack Harlow against PETA's criticism. After his artist got slammed by the animal rights organization over his "Churchill Down" visuals, the record executive fired back at the NPO in a new interview.
The 44-year-old, born Tyree Cinque Simmons, addressed the issue when speaking to TMZ as he left the Los Angeles International Airport. "No horses were harmed in the making of the video for sure," he told the outlet.
"They might have to talk to the Kentucky Derby about that. We were just on location," the Generation Now founder added. "[The] Kentucky Derby been going on for a long time - don't go after us."
PETA dragged Jack earlier this month after he dropped the music video for "Churchill Down" ft. Drake. A representative for the organization told TMZ that Jack only showed the positive sides of the sport. According to the rep, the 24-year-old is "missing the whips, drugs, and deaths that run rampant in the industry."
PETA bosses believed that Jack is profiting off the abuse of animals. Thus, they wanted the Louisville native to "pay for the care of American Thoroughbreds who would otherwise be sent off to slaughterhouses."
PETA claimed an average of 3 race horses die on U.S. tracks every day. They went on to divulge that 7,500 Thoroughbreds are exported to be slaughtered every year.
Jack and Drake filmed the "Churchill Down" music video at this year's Kentucky Derby. The duo seemingly had a lot of fun at the event with the "God's Plan" hitmaker hilariously crashing the "First Class" rapper's interview and admitting that he was drunk.
As for the track, it serves as one of the songs on Jack's new album "Come Home the Kids Miss You". The project, which was dropped on May 6, also features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams.