Not a nice guy: that's kind of like spitting of Hoffman's grave.
Drake has publically voiced his distaste after Rolling Stone pulled his cover at the last moment and replaced it with one of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died nearly a fortnight ago. The rapper had apparently been set to grace the cover of the prestigious music magazine in an accompaniment to an article feature.
Drake Got Angry Because Rolling Stone Picked Philip Seymour Hoffman Instead Of Him For Their Cover.
In light of Hoffman's recent death, which shook Hollywood, it's obvious why Rolling Stone would want to remember the Oscar-winning actor as well as capitalise on the strong interest in the star. However, in a series of now-deleted tweets, Drake made a valid complaint about being misquoted but then whinged that he'd lost his cover to - oh - only one of the greatest actors the world will ever see.
"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," tweeted Drake, via TMZ. Comments in reply ranged from those in support of the rapper and his plight for fame to those who admonished the performer for being disrespectful to Hoffman's memory.
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Minutes later, Drake went back to Twitter in an attempt to clear things up. "I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Philip Seymour Hoffman," he wrote, adding "All respect due. But the press is evil." An apology barbed with venom isn't exactly convincing but it at least showed that the rap star hadn't completely lost his integrity in the pursuit for mass public exposure.
After deleting those tweets, Drake wanted to add some more of his thoughts: "I'm done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That's the only way my message gets across accurately," he tweeted once more.
Drake & Kanye West Were At Loggerheads But Those Days Are Believed To Have Passed Now.
Though Drake didn't deny that he ever dissed Kanye, the fellow rapper with whom he has recently made friends, he just said he didn't in the interview with RS. "There were some real questionable bars on there. Like that 'Swaghili' line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn't say some s**t like that," Drake is reported to have said, via MTV.
The pair were known to be at odds until Drake's OVO Festival last year, which Drake notes was a high point for him in his career. "I think me and Kanye have wanted to express our respect for each other for a long time and sometimes rap, the business, the competitiveness and just the heart behind it forces you to not talk to the people you quietly admire," he said after the show.
Still, dissing a dead guy though? That's just wrong, dude.