Drake Issues Statement On ‘Rolling Stone’ Controversy

blame it on Shake February 14, 2014

Earlier today, the internet was set ablaze after Rolling Stone magazine debuted a piece on Drake which featured a few “off the record” negative comments regarding Kanye West and Fabolous. Oh, and let’s not forget the Macklemore is “wack as fuck” for texting Kendricportion portion.

Upon reading the article and finding out Phillip Seymour Hoffman replaced him on the cover, Drake to Twitter to vent. Stating he’s “done doing interviews with magazines.”

Now, as the fifth anniversary of So Far Gone (no, seriously) winds down, Drake returns to his October’s Very Own blog to issue an official statement.

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.

The Boy

Oh, and then there’s this…