Drake Apologizes To Rolling Stone And Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s Family For Going Full Drake

02.14.14 4 years ago 4 Comments

Remember when Drake threw a Kanye-like temper tantrum where he said he respected Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and then whined like a Degrassi High School student a second later? Via The Wrap:

I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone. They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue…I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil…I’m done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That’s the only way my message gets across accurately.

Well, Drake has come to make amends, you guys. He has realized that his being on the cover of Rolling Stone, instead of the recently deceased Phillip Seymour Hoffman, would be ridiculous. I think. Via Octobers Very Own:

With today being the 5th anniversary of So Far Gone I figured it’s fitting to return to it’s place of its origin in order to clear the air about an extremely emotional day. I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He is one of the most incredible actors of our time and a man that deserves to be immortalized by this publication. My frustration stemmed from the way it was executed. The circumstances at hand are completely justifiable (on the magazines behalf), but I was not able to salvage my story or my photos and that was devastating. They ran the issue without giving me a choice to be in it or not. I would have waited until it was my time because I understand the magnitude of the cover they chose but I just wasn’t given that option and that made me feel violated. I apologize to anybody who took my initial comments out of context because in no way would I ever want to offend the Hoffman family or see myself as bigger than that moment.

He basically repeated what he said the other day, but in a longer rant. See how he compliments Hoffman, but then goes back and explains why he was mad? He continues to take a step back while he tries to explain himself. How can you take words out of context when that’s the entire quote that you put on Twitter? It’s not like it was a long interview, and someone cut out a piece of it?


This wasn’t an extracted sound bite that was edited and spun. That’s word for word. This is why you never go on the internet to rant when you’re angry and famous.

I am still the same person. Today I was forced out of my character and felt the need to react swiftly. These days are the worst ones. Waking up after a great night in the studio and it’s your day to be picked apart. After dwelling on it for a few hours or days you will come to the conclusion that you brought it on yourself almost every time. So here I am having that moment. I once again apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way. I respect Rolling Stone for being willing to give a kid from Toronto a shot at the cover. I guess this is a day to learn and grow.

He was forced out of his character today to apologize for being a d*ck. Remember when rappers used to scare people with guns and feuds? Feuds where people actually died? That’s how I liked my rap. Now, the most hardcore thing I can image happening in rap is, well, this.

(Via Octobers Very Own, The Wrap, Image via Getty)

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