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Drake isn’t happy with Rolling Stone magazine

Drake isn’t happy with Rolling Stone magazine
February 13, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Drake and Philip Seymour Hoffman

As a general rule, a magazine will only bump a cover story for some sort of tragedy. More often than not, this means celebrity deaths. Such was the case with Rolling Stone when it bumped Drake from the cover for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Guess who wasn’t happy about that? HuffPo reports …

“I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone,” Drake wrote in the first of two tweets that have since been deleted. “They also took my cover from me lsat minute and ran the issue. I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip [sic] Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil.”

Drake has since deleted both of those tweets, which I’m sure had nothing to do with Rolling Stone having this little gem on the record…

Their patched-up friendship doesn’t exclude criticism. For instance, Drake says that he was ambivalent about Kanye’s last album, Yeezus. “There were some real questionable bars on there,” he says. “Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some shit like that.” But Drake says he speaks from a bedrock of deep respect. “Kanye’s the reason I’m here. I love everything about that guy.”

Look, I get that he’s mad. And I’m not going to denigrate his talent or anything, but come on. Philip Seymour Hoffman. Sometimes you have to just step back and accept that certain things outside of your control are going to derail some of your plans. And when that happens, you can either quietly accept it and move forward, or you can rant about it on Twitter, delete it, only to have those tweets circulate anyway because the web has a stupidly good memory.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.