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Drake Slams Rolling Stone for Misquoting Him, Putting Philip Seymour Hoffman on Cover

Feb 13, 2014 02:18 PM ET
by Liz Raftery


Drake won’t be doing any more magazine interviews — or so he says.

The rapper and Degrassi alum slammed Rolling Stone Thursday for misquoting him about mentor Kanye West — and for “taking his cover” in favor of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died earlier this month.

“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,” Drake posted on Thursday, according to Vulture.

He later added: “I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip (sic) Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil.”

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Both tweets have since been deleted. The only post about the article that remains on Drake’s feed reads: “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.”

The quote in question takes jabs at West’s Grammy-nominated album Yeezus and the rapper Fabolous. As reported by Rolling Stone, Drake said, “There were some real questionable bars on [Yeezus]. Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Fabolous wouldn’t say some s— like that.”

Read Drake’s full interview with Rolling Stone here. What do you think of his comments?


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