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February 14, 2014
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Drake Gets Mad At Rolling Stone Magazine

  On Twitterverse, Drizzy told fans that he was upset that the magazine misquoted him and gave his cover photo to the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.   A portion of Drake’s Rolling Stone interview leaked yesterday and contained quotes of Drake taking jabs at Kanye West. Drake reportedly said, “There were some real questionable bars on there. Like that, “Swaghili,” line? Come on man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some s*** like that.”   Upon circulation of Drake’s remarks, the Young Money rapper responded, “I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone. They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue.” He also tweeted, "I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil."   Rolling Stone Magazine responded by saying that it is “customary to switch covers when a musician or actor dies,” and in this case, the publication chose to publish a cover featuring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away February 2.   Since then Drake has retracted his tweet and released this statement on his blog:   "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," he wrote.   "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," Drake continues. "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."   Sounds genuine, anyone else out there believe his apology?     Image/Source: Urbandaily.com, hiphopdx.com   @sara-leerowe

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