Drake Apologizes for Philip Seymour Hoffman Rolling Stone Rant
Drake made some headlines yesterday for his angry (and later deleted) tweets and rant about being bumped from Rolling Stone’s cover in favor of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away last week. Drizzy was mad about being demoted, as his feature still ran, just not as the planned cover, and the YOLO lover even suggested that he was misquoted and would not be doing any more press.
We understood why Drizzy was miffed. A Rolling Stone cover doesn’t come along every day and is a huge honor for his press kit, but he didn’t need to go nuts on Twitter over it, since it looked disrespectful to the later actor.
We can understand why he would want to have a chance to push his cover to another week, since it was reported that he only agreed to a feature if it was the cover. We get it. But his tweets came across as brash and inconsiderate.
Drizzy seems to have realized the error of his ways and posted a letter on his blog, boasting a sincere apology.
Below is Drake’s full note on this controversy. It was a classy way for the rapper to handle it.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
Tough Day At The Office
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. 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.
PopCrushers, do you think Drake was being sincere?