Drake Issues Apology for Comments Regarding Rolling Stone Interview
This week, Drake caught attention for denying comments he made about Kanye West‘s ‘Yeezus’ album in a Rolling Stone interview, but also his displeasure at his cover being canned in favor of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died earlier this month. The rapper has since deleted the tweets he posted and apologized for his behavior on his blog, calling his rant a “tough day at the office.”
“I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Phillip Seymour Hoffman,” Drake says in the post. “He is one of the most incredible actors of our time and a man that deserves to be immortalized by this publication.”
The ‘Worst Behavior’ MC then goes into exactly why he was upset with the 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.”
Drake was interviewed on Jan. 28, according to TMZ. Hoffman passed away on Feb. 2 and Rolling Stone contacted the rhymer’s camp to inform him that he was going to be replaced on the cover.
The Toronto native also admitted that he had a knee-jerk reaction to Rolling Stone’s actions.
“Today I was forced out of my character and felt the need to react swiftly,” he writes. “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.”
He ends his blog post by offering his respect to Rolling Stone for giving him a shot at the cover and declaring this issue a learning experience. “I guess this is a day to learn and grow,” he says.
In his Twitter rant, Drake also said he’s “done doing interviews for magazines.” He didn’t address that comment in his blog post, and the tweet containing that line is the only one from his the three that remains.