Rapper Drake, center, reacts to a call as he stands with Toronto Raptors… (Chris Young / Associated…)
On top of taking issue with Macklemore's apology to Kendrick Lamar, Drake is now contesting parts of his interview with Rolling Stone — and feeling peeved he doesn’t grace the cover.
In a series of tweets to his more than 14 million Twitter followers on Thursday morning (some of which were subsequently deleted), Drake admonished the publication.
The issue wasn’t his opinions on Macklemore — his comments on the Seattle rapper’s Grammy wins went viral when Rolling Stone teased the interview online on Wednesday — but over remarks on Kanye West. Remarks he now says were off the record.
“I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone,” he wrote in a tweet that also mentioned he lost the cover “last minute.” Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an apparent overdose on Feb. 2, graces the cover instead.
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While it's understandable that the untimely death of an acclaimed actor would shift editorial plans — it’s impossible to name a celebrity publication that didn’t alter its cover in the wake of Hoffman’s death — Drizzy tweeted that he was "disgusted" by the publication.
“RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil,” Drake wrote in a since-deleted message.
He later added that he’s “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 says in the only tweet still visible on the matter.
Rolling Stone’s response? The magazine posted the article online in full.
West comes up plenty, but the portion of the interview Drake is saying was off the record were comments he made over West's polarizing “Yeezus,” saying he was ambivalent about the album.
"There were some real questionable bars on there," Drake is quoted as saying. "Like that 'Swaghili' line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn't say some [stuff] like that."
Drake does go on to say, "Kanye's the reason I'm here. I love everything about that guy."
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