Drake Apologizes for Philip Seymour Hoffman Rant

Drake Apologizes Philip Seymour Hoffman Rant

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is apologizing for lashing out at Rolling Stone for replacing him on the cover with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The 27-year-old wrote Friday on his blog: “I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone” putting the actor on the cover. He calls Hoffman “legendary.”

The rapper adds that he was frustrated and says Thursday was “an emotional day.” He titled the post “Tough Day at the Office.”

Drake tweeted Thursday that he was “disgusted” that Rolling Stone put Hoffman on its cover and he was finished doing magazine interviews. He also said the magazine misquoted him when Kanye West came up, which he didn’t mention in his Friday post.

The magazine’s new issue hit newsstands Friday.

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  1. rehum says:

    anyone think drake looks like bradley cooper in his american hustle role? just slightly shorter curls.

  2. Jerry says:

    This week he goes off on Rolling Stone for the PSH cover and Mackelmore’s apologizing to Kendrick Lamar at the Grammys.Seems like he doesn’t like whitey

  3. Philip says:

    You know Keiran – you genius, Philip was a man who had spent the better part of his adult life clean and sober. Coming unstuck only recently and tried, from what I know, to get clean again. To default on he was JUST a junkie is to objectify the history of the person down to his death, and at the same time wipe out all the out stretched hands and identification he would have done to help other recovering addicts and the strength he would have given to others. And the truth is I think the attitude you are showing is one of a sanctimonious douche who knows little of the world around him and has little compassion and empathy to share.

  4. Pg says:

    Can drake even spell Phillip Seymour Hoffman

  5. Glenn C. says:

    What an ego with this guy! PSH deserves it to be on that cover. Plus more. Not this ego maniac! This Drake will never ever be on the same level as Hoffman! No way! Maybe his photo on a roll of bathroom tissue!

  6. Sherri says:

    Drake would not have the same reaction if it was Whitney Houston. He’s a racist little wannabe rapper. RIP Philip. You were an actor’s actor. Too soon.

  7. I’ve never even heard of Drake (which doesn’t say anything other that you have to REALLY be a star for me to notice). I accidentally gave Elton John an autograph once because I didn’t recognise him.

    So, Mr. Drake, the only way the currency of your “opus,” could POSSIBLY be compared to that of Mr. Hoffman’s, is if you too died of an overdose.

    Disappointment sucks, (and I consider “sucking” to have it’s strong points). The manner in which we rise above it tells all.

  8. John Williams says:

    You. Chris Brown. Kanye. Y’all can rap…but you ain’t men.

    Buncha whiny rappin’ bitches is all.

  9. M. F. Sibley says:

    Drake was “disgusted” that Rolling Stone took his magazine cover from him and instead gave it to Philip Seymour Hoffman? Excuse me, but the magazine felt that the bigger story of the moment was Mr. Hoffman and not Drake. His juvenile reaction was of the ilk of “it’s all about ME!” (or he felt it should be) and damned be anyone or anything that would stand in the way of his “moment” or “cover”. Upon concerted reflection, at least he had the decency to apologize. He’ll have more magazine covers in his future if that’s what he wants or feels he needs, but he needs a lesson first in compassion – big time!

  10. SFSolstice says:

    I don’t think an apology will fix this flash of ARROGANCE & EGO truthfully revealing the real DRAKE. Honestly dude, you aren’t even in the same universe as Phillip Seymour Hoffman and I doubt you will ever make it to the minors when compared to this AMAZING TALENTED actor. Sorry Drake. No love for you here. In this case apology just won’t work. You will just have to live with what we now know about the real drake.

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