Drake Apologizes After Whining About Losing His Rolling Stone Cover To Philip Seymour Hoffman

No, Drake. Just no.

1. Updated — Feb. 14, 11:01 a.m. ET

2. Yesterday, Rolling Stone revealed a snippet of Drake’s interview for their March issue.

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3. The Canadian rapper expressed his feelings on Macklemore’s public apology to Kendrick Lamar by saying it was “wack as fuck” and “cheap.”

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4. But when word spread that Rolling Stone gave Phillip Seymour Hoffman the cover, Drake hopped on Twitter to vent more feelings. Here are screenshots of the tweets, that have since been deleted.

5. On Friday morning, Drake apologized to everyone that took who “comments the wrong way.”

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.


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6. Drake did have one person on his side. Earlier today, Questlove had this to say:

man, @Drake is a better man than i. RS can't be playing w/ someone's emotions like that. anytime we given a scrap that is historical.

— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove)

then they revoke his (@Drake's) cover like "aint no thing". i personally live vicariously anytime someone on my side of the fence gets cover

— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove)

no fair RS. do right by @Drake. why y'all acting like cover stories aren't the stuff thats made of dreams?

— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove)

well, @ERZEN PSH deserves tribute. but to not postpone Drakes to a later issue is criminal. i doubt a non hip hop act would get passed over

— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove)

10. Here’s the late actor featured on “Drake’s” cover:

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