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Drake apologizes for complaining about Rolling Stone switching to Philip Seymour Hoffman cover

By Daniel S Levine,

Rapper Drake was really annoyed on Thursday when he slammed Rolling Stone for replacing him with the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman for the latest issue. Realizing that it sounded like he was criticizing the actor as well, the Nothing Was The Same rapper issued an apology on his site, but he’s still not happy with Rolling Stone.

“I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Phillip Seymour Hoffman,” Drake wrote on his website in a blog post titled “Tough Day At The Office.” “He is one of the most incredible actors of our time and a man that deserves to be immortalized by this publication.”

Drake explained that he is still disappointed with the way Rolling Stone handled the situation, replacing him without ever notifying him. He would rather have had the opportunity to tell the editors to hold off on running his interview to give him a chance at the cover of another issue.

“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,” Drake wrote. “Today I was forced out of my character and felt the need to react swiftly. These days are the worst ones.”

Drake ultimately realized that he had brought the criticism upon himself and concluded his post with another apology. Still, he thanked 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.”

The rapper has since deleted the offending tweets, but still kept the tweet in which he said he’d never do a magazine interview again.

image courtesy of NBC

 
 

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