Drake apologizes to Rolling Stone

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

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  1. Kris • February 14, 2014 @ 7:28 PM

    He needed to….poor timing.

  2. Snepts • February 14, 2014 @ 9:22 PM

    Drake is “hip hop’s lonely prince?”

  3. Chris Topher • February 16, 2014 @ 2:27 AM

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman should not be on the cover. He was ungrateful for everything he had in life and chose to throw it all away on drugs. Someone like that does not deserve to be celebrated. No matter how bad things in life get I am grateful I am not like someone like Hoffman. This dirt bag could have spent his money on charities but chose to spend his money on drugs because he was too stupid to appreciate what he had in life.

  4. Chris Topher • February 16, 2014 @ 2:27 AM

    And just so you know, I’m from Toronto and I am NOT a fan of Drake.

  5. J. • February 16, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

    @ Chris Topher – I suppose you’re perfect. You obviously don’t understand what addiction is. Have a little compassion. Nobody knows what demons an addicted person is struggling with.

    Hoffman’s career should be celebrated as he was a talented and award-winning actor.

    Drake just comes across as another arrogant rap star.

  6. Matthew • February 16, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

    He was just frustrated about the situation. Being on the cover of Rolling Stone is a big deal and obviously he was disappointed about it being changed. Things happen unfortunately and Phillip Seymour Hoffman was a great actor who deserves the main story on this issue of Rolling Stone. I”m sure Drake will get another opportunity to be on the cover some day

  7. Snepts • February 18, 2014 @ 5:09 PM

    Why is he apologizing to Rolling Stone? The Hoffman family would be a better place to start…

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