Just one day after going on a Twitter tirade and slamming Rolling Stone for a laundry list of complaints, including the magazine’s decision to yank him from the cover and feature Philip Seymour Hoffman, Drake has taken to his personal blog to both apologize for the public relations disaster and to offer his sincerest apologies for his words and the way they came off. Apparently, he wasn’t trying to go at Hoffman or elevate his own legacy above the Academy Award winner's. He was just miffed that so many of his pictures and a portion of his story got cut when they could have simply waited.
Here’s the “I’m sorry” portion of Drake’s statement…
And here’s the “Let me try to explain why I would complain about Hoffman getting the cover” portion of his statement…
Listen: let’s have an honest conversation about this. If Rolling Stone came to any of us and said, “We want to put you on the cover” and then someone died and we got relegated to the back pages, there would be a little selfish disappointment. It sucks to be given an honor and then have it yanked away, even if the circumstances are very justifiable. So, we should all understand Drake’s initial gut annoyance. Unfortunately, there’s a huge difference between doing one stomp lap around your house and taking to Twitter to publicize those very personal feelings because they just don’t play well out loud. At all.
This should be the last time we hear about this situation. Mistakes were made. Apologizes were uttered. It’s time to move on, but if something else comes of it, we’ll be sure to keep you updated it.
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