In a sudden change of heart, Drake has issued an apology on his website after expressing initial frustration over Rolling Stone‘s decision to drop his cover in favor of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 27-year-old Canadian rapper unleashed a series of angry tweets yesterday about the magazine’s last minute decision to change his cover to feature Hoffman instead, who died earlier this month from an apparent heroin overdose. “I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Philip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil,” Drake wrote on Twitter.
However, those tweets have since been deleted, and Drake wrote a lengthy apology earlier today: “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 went on to say: “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.” ~Yara Matar