Yesterday, a Rolling Stone profile of Drake went up online, and in that story, he had some not-that-nice things to say about a number of his peers. Macklemore, Kanye West, Jay Z, and Fabolous all probably feel some type of way about the things that Drizzy had to say. And as soon as the article ran, Drake added Rolling Stone to his list of targets. Drake wasn’t thrilled that the magazine quoted his words about Kanye West’s lyrics, but he was more pissed that he’d been bumped from the magazine’s cover to make room for a Philip Seymour Hoffman memorial, and he vented his frustration on Twitter: “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. I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due.” Drake was widely and justifiably clowned for all of that, and now he’s issued a sort of non-apology apology on his October’s Very Own blog. Check it out:
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.
(via October’s Very Own)
One day, maybe celebrities will figure out that “I’m sorry if you took my comments the wrong way” does not mean the same thing as “I’m sorry.”